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Bald eagles have a wide range throughout North America.

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The bald eagle uses the same nest throughout its life, adding more twigs and branches each year, and so has the largest nest of all birds in North America. The biggest nest on record was three metres across and six metres tall.

Scientific name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Average weight: 2.7 kg–4 kg (male)
4.5 kg–6.8 kg (female)
Average height: 76 cm–86 cm (male)
89 cm–94 cm (female)
Average wingspan: 200-225 cm
Average lifespan: 25–40 years
A bald eagle in flight with a fish in its grip.


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Recording of a bald eagle calling out.