Splish! Splash! Eagles can use their strong wings to
Who are you calling bald? The name Bald Eagle comes
Get a grip! Eagles use swim if they catch a ﬁsh that is too heavy
from the old English word balde, which means white.
their sharp talons to to ﬂy with.
They aren’t actually bald, but have white feathers on their
capture prey such head, neck and tail. Eagles only get these white
as ﬁsh, rabbits, feathers when they are four to ﬁve years old.
snakes or ducks.
They can reach
speeds of Eagle eyes! Eagles have very
160 kph keen eye sight that is four times
when stronger than human vision.
diving This means that eagles
after can spot a ﬁsh in the
prey. water from about a
hundred feet above.
They also have
Make a Bald Eagle Hat see-through
(Works best if printed on helps
11” x 17” paper) protect
try it on
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nests in the
tops of large
add to them
be up to 10
You go girl! Female bald eagles are larger than
the males. This is true for most birds of prey.