Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus - Pygargue à tête blanche

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Haliaeetus

  • Species
    :

    leucocephalus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 96 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 168 à 244 cm.
  • Weight
    : 3500 à 4000 g
Longevity

30 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis (Alaska, Canada, n USA)
  • Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus (s USA, nw Mexico)

Foreign names

  • Pygargue à tête blanche,
  • Pigargo Americano,
  • Pigargo-americano,
  • Weißkopf-Seeadler,
  • fehérfejű rétisas,
  • Amerikaanse Zeearend,
  • Aquila calva,
  • Vithövdad havsörn,
  • Hvithodehavørn,
  • orliak bielohlavý,
  • orel bělohlavý,
  • Hvidhovedet Havørn,
  • valkopäämerikotka,
  • pigarg americà,
  • Skallörn,
  • bielik amerykański,
  • baltgalvas ērglis,
  • ameriški jezerec,
  • Белоголовый орлан,
  • ハクトウワシ,
  • 白头海雕,
  • 白頭海鵰,

Voice song and cries

Pygargue à tête blanche
adult

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Shrubland : Temperate ; Grassland : Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha)

Geographic range

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