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Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Rarely seen around Montreal but native to the region. A large bird with wingspan up to 2m feeding mostly on fishes which it catches with its talon flying over the water. Adults are easily recognizable due the white feathered head.

Common Names

  • Bald Eagle (en)
  • Águila calva (es)
  • Pygargue à tête blanche (fr)
  • Weißkopfseeadler (de)

Taxonomy

  • Accipitriformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Where & When to Spot

The only observations in wild life I made of this species have been in St. John's, Newfoundland.

How to Identify

Adults can be easily identified by the white feathered head. For juvenile, the yellow bill with the black tip is a distinctive characteristics.

Photos

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

chouette-a-voir - 2018-03-04

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f6.3; Iso 220;

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Quidi Vidi Harbour - 2017-08-16

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f7.1; Iso 320;

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Quidi Vidi Harbour - 2017-08-16

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f7.1; Iso 900;

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Juvenile

Quidi Vidi Harbour - 2017-08-12

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 320;

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