Bald Eagle (28)
|American Bald Eagle|
Range: Bald eagles, a type of sea eagle, is found throughout North America with large populations existing in Florida and Alaska.
Habitat: Their preferred habitat are areas found around lakes, rivers, freshwater marshes, swamps and along shorelines.
Diet: Bald eagles prey upon ducks, seabirds, fish, rabbits, squirrels, rats and sometimes carrion.
Reproductive Behavior: Male and female mate for life. They have several courtship behaviors while in flight. The most spectacular of these consists of locking talons in mid-air and descending several hundred feet in a series of somersaults.
Special Features: Eagles reach sexual maturity by age five to seven years, at which time they lose the dark, juvenile feathers on the head and tail and replace them with white plumage.
This one is called Liberty and today it certainly had a lot to say for itself, i captured this shot at the Liberty Raptor Centre in Ringwood. The centre is named after this bird.