Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

  title={Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)},
  author={David A. Buehler and Aaron K. Poole and Frank B. Gill},
  journal={Birds of the World},
genus commonly found in the western hemisphere. In the eastern U.S., the bald eagle is the largest raptor and is commonly associated with large bodies of water. Bald eagles are considered common in South Florida and are known to breed throughout the state. Nest sites are usually located near large rivers, lakes, or estuaries where the eagle feeds primarily on fish and water-dependant birds. This large raptor was adversely affected by the bioaccumulation of pesticides, principally DDT. These… 

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