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The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and symbol of the United States of America.
Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.
It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
The Bald Eagle is a large bird, with a body length of 70 à 102 cm, a wingspan of 180 à 234 cm, and a mass of 2.5 à 7 kg; females are about 25 percent larger than males. The adult Bald Eagle has a brown body with a white head and tail, and bright yellow irises, taloned feet, and a hooked beak; juveniles are completely brown except for the yellow feet. Males and females are identical in plumage coloration.
The Bald Eagle's diet is opportunistic and varied, but most feed mainly on fish.
This picture was taken during the raptor show of Safaripark Beekse Bergen, zoo and safaripark in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands.

De Amerikaanse zeearend of witkopzeearend (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) komt voor langs de kusten, rivieren en meren in Canada en in de Verenigde Staten, waarvan het de nationale vogel is.
De Amerikaanse Zeearend is een grote vogel, met een lengte van 70-102 cm, een spanwijdte van 180-234 cm en een gewicht van 2,5-7 kg; vrouwtjes zijn ongeveer 25 procent groter zijn dan de mannetjes.
De volwassen Amerikaanse Zeearend heeft een bruin lichaam met een witte kop en staart, en felle gele irissen, jonge vogels zijn volledig bruin met uitzondering van de gele voeten.
Mannetjes en vrouwtjes zijn identiek in gevederte kleuring.
Het dieet van deze roofvogel is gevarieerd, maar het meest wordt vis gegeten.
Deze foto is genomen tijdens een roofvogelshow in Safaripark Beekse Bergen bij Hilvarenbeek.

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