The bald eagle is a large bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. In appearance and lifestyle, the species is very similar to the Eurasian sea eagle, the two species are therefore combined by some authors to form a super species. The bald eagle is the heraldic bird of the USA and can therefore be seen on its seal.
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Bald eagles are the largest birds of prey in North America after the California Condor. Their body length is 70–90 cm, the wingspan 1.80–2.50 m and the weight 2.5–6.3 kg. The proportions and plumage coloring are very similar to the white-tailed eagle, but the coloring of the bald eagle is clearly more contrasting. The head and neck, the tail and the lower and upper tail covers are white, body and wings are dark brown. Feet, beak, wax skin and the iris of the eyes are light yellow.