bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
English: Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Robert Ridgway, Hawks and Owls, US Department of Agriculture, 1893. Robert Ridgway, an ornithologist and Curator of Birds at the Smithsonian Institution from 1874 until 1929, authored and illustrated many books and articles on North American birds, along with works emphasizing regional birds, including the birds of his native Illinois.
Date 31 October 2008
Author Robert Ridgway (1850–1929)
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico.