Bald Eagle Trivia Questions And Answers
What is a bald eagle?
A: The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America.
A sea eagle, it has two known sub-species and forms a
species pair with the what?
A: White-tailed eagle .
Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the
contiguous United States, and where?
A: Northern Mexico.
The bald eagle is found near large bodies of open water
with an abundant food supply and what?
A: Old-growth trees for nesting.
The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists
mainly on what?
A: Fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons.
The bald eagle builds the largest nest of any what?
A: North American bird.
It makes the largest "what" ever recorded for any animal
A: Tree nests.
At what age is sexual maturity reached?
A: At the age of four to five years.
The bald eagles name derives from an older meaning of what?
A: "white headed".
The adult bald eagle is mainly brown with a white what?
A: Head and tail.
The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are what?
A: About 25 percent larger than males.
The beak is large and what?
The plumage of the immature is what color?
The bald eagle is both the national bird and national
animal of what country?
A: The United States of America.
In the late 20th century, the bald eagle was on the brink
of what in the continental United States?
Populations recovered and the species was removed from the
list of endangered species on what date?
A: July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species.
It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened
Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on what date?
A: June 28, 2007.
What color are the beak, feet and irises?
A: Bright yellow.
The legs are feather-free, and the toes are short and
powerful with what?
A: Large talons.
The highly developed talon of the hind toe is used for
A: To pierce the vital areas of prey while it is held immobile by the front
The bald eagle has sometimes been considered the largest
A: True raptor (accipitrid) in North America.
The only larger species of raptor-like bird is the what?
A: California condor (Gymnogyps californianus).
What is the body length of the bald eagle?
A: 70–102 cm (28–40 in).
Typical wingspan is between 1.8 and 2.3 m (5.9 and 7.5 ft)
and mass is normally what?
A: Between 3 and 6.3 kg (6.6 and 13.9 lb).
The size of the bird varies by location and generally
corresponds with what?
A: Bergmann's rule, since the species increases in size further away from the
Equator and the tropics.
The largest eagles are from where?
A: Alaska, where large females may weigh up to 7.5 kg (17 lb) and span 2.44 m
(8.0 ft) across the wings.
The bald eagle is the only sea eagle endemic to where?
A: North America.
The bald eagle is a powerful flier, and soars on what?
A: Thermal convection currents.
It reaches speeds of 56–70 km/h (35–43 mph) when what?
A: Gliding and flapping.
How fast does it fly while carrying fish?
A: about 48 km/h (30 mph).
What is its dive speed?
A: Between 120–160 km/h (75–99 mph), though it seldom dives vertically.
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