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Montanha Grouse / Grouse Mountain | by Marcio Cabral de Moura
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Montanha Grouse / Grouse Mountain

Show de aves de rapina na Montanha Grouse, próximo a Vancouver. Há transfers da Canada Place, em Vancouver até a base do Mt. Grouse, mas os horários são um pouco limitados. Quando a gente desceu do monte, não tinha mais ônibus de graça. Tivemos que pegar um ônibus comum até o terminal das balsas e cruzar de North Vancouver para Vancouver de balsa.


A águia-de-cabeça-branca, águia-careca, águia-americana ou pigargo-americano (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) é uma águia nativa da América do Norte e o símbolo nacional dos Estados Unidos da América.



The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus Greek hali = salt, aeetus = eagle, leuco = white, cephalis = head) is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. 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 adult Bald Eagle is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown. Bald Eagles are not actually bald, the name derives from the older meaning of the word, "white headed".


In the late 20th century the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States, while flourishing in much of Alaska and Canada. Populations recovered and stabilized, so the species was removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species and transferred to the list of threatened species on July 12, 1995, and it was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.

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Taken on July 17, 2011