Definition of bald eagle in English:

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bald eagle

Pronunciation: /bôld ˈēɡəl/


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A white-headed North American eagle that includes fish among its prey. Now most common in Alaska, it is the national emblem of the US.
  • Haliaetus leucocephalus, family Accipitridae.
Example sentences
  • Some of the most common birds of prey here, the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and osprey, are fish-eaters, though the hawk owl is not.
  • The presence of bald eagles likely prevented golden eagles from establishing themselves.
  • The area is home to a variety of other birds, including nesting bald eagles, hawks, owls, bluebirds and several other songbirds, wild turkeys, herons, and waterfowl.

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Syllabification: bald ea·gle

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