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Bald Eagle – Reflections of the Natural World

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WHAT’S IN A NAME

Bald Eagle– Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Name roots: (ME. balled, “shining white”; F. aigle, L. aguila, “eagle”) (Gr. halos, “the sea”, aetos, “eagle”; Gr. leukos, “white”, kephalos, “head”)

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

In Bald Eagles, adult plumage (Definitive Basic Plumage) is gotten in between 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 years of age. Conclusive Basic Plumage is apparent, with the mostly dark brown body contrasting starkly with the white head, tail, and tail coverts, and the yellow iris, beak, cere, legs, and feet.

DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURRENCE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA

The Bald Eagle is an Uncommon Yearround Resident of the Sierra Nevada normally near lakes in the upper Foothill Woodlands through the Upper Montane biotic zones.

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CONSERVATION STATUS —IUCN Red List Category

The Bald Eagle is categorized as Least Concern by the IUCN

Redlist Classification Justification: This types has an exceptionally big variety, the population pattern seems increasing, and the population size is incredibly big. For these factors the types is examined as Least Concern. (DataZone BAEA Link)

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