The bald eagle is a bird of prey located in North America.
The sea eagle has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle.
Its range includes almost all of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico.
Wingspan: 5.9 – 7.5 feet (Adult)
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing)
Mass: 6.6 – 14 lbs
Lifespan: 20 years (In the wild)
Species: H. leucocephalus
National bird: The bald eagle
The bald eagle became a national symbol in 1782 when Congress decided it would be represented on the Great Seal of the United States.
It was chosen because it represents strength, bravery, and freedom and because it is the only eagle native to North America.