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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Copper River Delta, Alaska

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Copper River Delta, Alaska

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Uploaded 19 Jan 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United States of America and appears on its Seal. In the late 20th century it was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States. Populations recovered and the species was removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species. The Copper River Delta, which extends for 2,800 km2 is considered the largest contiguous wetlands - partly tidal flats - along ...
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