Q: How long do bald eagles live?
BG: Bald eagles can live a long life, up to 30 years in the wild and even longer in zoos.
Q: Do male and female bald eagles have white heads?
BG: That’s a great question… especially in the avian community when female birds are sometimes more camouflaged then their bold colored male counterparts. Both mature male and female adults have a white head and tail, solid brown body, and a large, curved, yellow bill. If you see an eagle with blotchy patches of white on their underside and tail, it’s still a juvenile.
Q: Where do bald eagles live?
BG: Their range is quite large. They live throughout North America, from Alaska and Canada south into Florida and Baja, California. Eagles are magnificent hunters, and make their homes near their prey. Eagles live and nest near coastlines and along rivers, lakes, wet prairies and coastal pine lands.
Q. What do bald eagles eat?
BG: Bald eagles are skilled hunters, favoring fish swimming close to the water's surface. They also feed on small mammals, waterfowl, wading birds, and dead animal matter (carrion).
Q. How much do eagles weigh?
BG: Interestingly, female bald eagles weigh about 25% more than males. Mature male bald eagles weigh in around 8-9 lbs, where female bald eagles weigh 10-14 lbs.