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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

The Bald Eagle is widely known as the national symbol for the USA. They reside across most of the North American continent. Once quite common throughout its range, their numbers declined steadily from the mid-to-late 1900’s. Trapping, shooting, poisoning and pesticides were the culprits. Protective measures have helped this bird recover to near its former numbers.

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