Bald Eagle Facts – 80 Amazing Facts About Bald Eagles

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Bald Eagles Facts

The beaks, feathers and talon are made of keratin.

An average adult bald eagle can have 7,200 feathers.

Bald eagles eyesight is 3 to 4 times better than humans.

Bald eagles can swim.

Bald eagles have 175 different muscles in their body.

Bald eagle is chosen as a symbol of U.S because it stands for strength, freedom and courage.

Bald eagles have brown bodies with white head, neck and tail.

Though baby bald eagles are taken good care by their parent, a high percentage does not survive their first year.

Bald eagles were once endangered by hunting and pesticides (DDT), but have flourished under protection.

Bald eagle is featured on the Great Seal of the United States.