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Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
Photographer: Glenn and Martha Vargas
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 1073 3283 3180 0003 (2002-02-25)

Copyright © 2002 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Oct 1954
  • latitude 33.64071   longitude -116.14110   max error distance 733 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Thermal (Riverside County, California, US)
  • notes   before release
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 64948
  • photo category: Animal - Bird

  • common names   Bald Eagle, Pygargue à Tête Blanche, Águila Cabeza Blanca (ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Allen Fish    May 16, 2005

    Action: changed name from "Aquila chrysaetos" to "Haliaeetus leucocephalus "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Rounded head and black bills are great clues that a Golden Eagle is really a juvenile (first-year) Bald. Some further clues: large head for body size (Goldens have pinheads); no golden "nape" -- the broad patch of gold iridescent feathers on the back of the head and neck. You could almost use the lack of feathered legs to hint Bald Eagle, however, the leather bracelet obscures the right leg color."

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