Utah Bird Profile
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Name roots: (ME. balled, "shining white"; F. aigle, L. aguila, "eagle")  
Gr. halos, "the sea", aetos, "eagle"; Gr. leukos, "white", kephalos, "head")

In Utah:

Article by Julia Tuck

characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a conifer or in a cliff at a height of 30-60 (10-180) feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a piscivore: water foot-plunger; carnivore: ground scavenger.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and agriculture habitats.

by Kent Keller

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