EAGLE is a large bird commonly seen soaring gracefully in the sky or perched high in a treetop searching out its prey. The eagle is extremely powerful, with a 2-m wingspan, curved talons and a hooked beak for tearing flesh. Eggs, which are laid in spring, take 35–45 days to hatch and the young are usually out of the nest by the end of August. Two eagle species occur in BC. The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is distinguished by dark plumage and a prominent white head and tail. It builds...

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