Shawn Connell

Birds of Prey, Liberty

The Bald Eagle, a national symbol of the United States since 1782, live mainly in rivers, lakes, and coastal areas across most of North America. Recently, special programs and conservation efforts have increased their populations after they became endangered in the 70s from pesticide use. Their wingspans can range anywhere from 5.8 feet to 7.5 feet, and they get most of their food by stealing other creatures’ catches, known as piracy, sometimes directly from their talons.

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