Bald Eagle Juvenile
Jennie Marie Schell
Photograph - Photography Art Designs
A juvenile Montana Bald Eagle sits patiently waiting for it's prey. Immature birds have mostly dark heads and tails; their brown wings and bodies are mottled with white in varying amounts. For the first five years they gradually change; the beak and legs turn from black to yellow, the eyes from brown to pale yellow, body feathers from mottled to dark brown, and head and tail feathers from mottled to solid white.
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), the United States national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
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September 8th, 2018
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