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Bald eagle   /bɔld ˈigəl/   Listen
Bald eagle

A large eagle of North America that has a white head and dark wings and body.  Synonyms: American eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus.

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"Bald eagle" Quotes from Famous Books

... great prize, for it was not a common bald eagle, but a much darker bird. After reading his Audubon, he pronounced it a Golden Eagle and wrote a letter describing its capture, which was published in several New York papers. Gramp gave him all the following day to "mount" the ...
— When Life Was Young - At the Old Farm in Maine • C. A. Stephens

... came next, and all were proud of the National bird, as they viewed the fine specimens on exhibition. The bald eagle and the white eagle were favorites, and the vultures and condors were ...
— Marjorie's Busy Days • Carolyn Wells

... over the nascent fires of Spanish ambition in the miserable new States of the Northern Continent, and to absorb them in the stars of Columbia, there can be no doubt. California, the most distant of the old American settlements of Spain, has felt already the bald eagle's claw; Texas is annexed; and unless European interests prevent it, which they must do, Mexico, Guatemala, Yucatan, and all the petty priest-ridden republics of the Isthmus, must follow, and that ...
— Canada and the Canadians - Volume I • Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle

... noble in its bearing, the eagle has naturally been chosen as the symbol of majesty and power. It served as one of the imperial emblems of ancient Rome, and is employed at the present time for the regal insignia of different countries. The bald eagle, the national bird of the United States, belongs to the same great family as its golden cousin, and is a ...
— Harper's Young People, February 10, 1880 - An Illustrated Weekly • Various

... bear lumbered toward them, and, catching the strange, human odor, lumbered away again. A deer, a tall buck, holding up his head, sniffed the air, and then ran. Wild turkeys in a distant tree gobbled, a bald eagle clove the air on swift wing, but the sleepers slept ...
— The Eyes of the Woods - A story of the Ancient Wilderness • Joseph A. Altsheler

... long enough to see all those kind of harassing duties performed in public, co-operative institutions.—She went to the Council to keep me company, mostly, but the very first evening I could see that William Burkhardt, of Bald Eagle No. 62, was struck with her; she lights up splendidly, Mrs. Grubb does. He stayed with her every chance he got during the week: but I didn't see her give him any encouragement, and I should never have thought of it again if she hadn't come home late from one of the ...
— Marm Lisa • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... Then the bald eagle came swooping down, as though attacking its prey. It balanced itself on its wings directly over the cleared space. It uttered fierce cries, and dropped one of its downy feathers, which stood on the ground as the other eagle's ...
— Myths and Legends of the Great Plains • Unknown

Words linked to "Bald eagle" :   American eagle, genus Haliaeetus, eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, bird of Jove, Haliaeetus

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