• American Bald Eagles Snake River Wyoming

    Image ID
    FOT450618
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    44.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    16200 x 10800 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1372 x 914 mm
    54.0 x 36.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Bald Eagle There were two subspecies of bald eagles. The Southern bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus, and the Northern bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus (also known as H. l. Washingtoniensis). However, this classification of northern and southern eagles has now been discontinued in recent years and just the one classification, Haliaeetus leucocephalus is used for all bald eagles today. The reason for this re-classification is that studies over a long period of time showed that the Northern bald eagle was seen to fly south and settle and the Southern bald eagle was seen in the North also to settle.The bald eagle, both male and female, has a distinctive white head, neck and tail with a yellow beak and feet. The body feathers are a dark brown, nearly black. Young eagles, called eaglets, have a mixture of brown and white all over with a black beak. Adult plumage doesn't develop fully until the eagle reaches sexual maturity usually at around five years old. That's when the beak changes to bright yellow and the feathers become the normal dark brown colour. The head, neck and tail also turn fully white at this age.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-07-23
    Uploaded on
    2008-07-23
    Collection
    1**A Selection of Photos D High Ratings
    Category
    Animals
    Sub Category
    Birds
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Gender
    Male, Female
    Seven ages
    Young adult, Adult
    Dominant colour
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