from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A North American eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) characterized by a brownish-black body and a white head and tail in the adult. Also called American eagle.
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- n. A species of eagle native to North America and notable for the white plumage on its head.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The white-headed eagle (Haliæetus leucocephalus) of America. The young, until several years old, lack the white feathers on the head.
- n. See Bald eagle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large eagle of North America that has a white head and dark wings and body
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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND - After recovering from her battle wounds, the female bald eagle at West Sound Wildlife Shelter was more than ready to get back into the wide-open skies of Bainbridge Island.
There were a number of vultures on the trees over the carcase, who, as soon as the wolves ran off, immediately settled down upon it; they were however held in restraint and subordination by the bald eagle (falco leucocephalus.) ON our rout near a long projected point of the coast, we observed a large flock of turkeys; at our approach they hastened to the groves; we soon gained the promontory; on the ascending hills were vestiges of an ancient Indian town, now overshadowed with groves of the Orange, loaded with both green and ripe fruit, and embellished with their fragrant bloom, gratifying the taste, the sight and the smell at the same instant.
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
In a ceremony scheduled for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne is expected to announce that bald eagle populations in the 48 contiguous states no longer need protection under the Endangered Species Act. â€œItâ€ ™ s a success story on the effectiveness of the act, definitely, â€ said Elizabeth Rodrick, a biologist and bald eagle management coordinator for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.