Friday, February 5, 2010

Bald Eagle

With a bald eagle you never have to worry about bad body odor since the bald eagle doesn't sweat, but stays cool by panting and staying in the shade.

Did you know that it takes 5 years for a bald eagle's head and tail to turn white?  Up until then, they are a mixture of brown and white and don't look anything what we tend to think a bald eagle looks like.  Source:  American Bald Eagle Information Listen to a bald eagle.  See the Eagle Cam Live Feed.

Why the Bald Eagle Needs Our Help
The bald eagle is listed as threatened in Canada and vulnerable in the United States.  The biggest threat to the bald eagle is illegal shooting.  Lead posioning from eating ducks who have eaten lead, electrocution from powerlines and habitat loss are also threats to the bald eagle.  Source:  Bald Eagle, Defenders of Wildlife.

Save the Bald Eagle
Bald eagle image courtesty of:  Andrew_N