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Bald Eagle Trivia Questions And Answers

Bald eagle trivia quiz questions with answers for birders and bird lovers.

 

Bald Eagle Trivia Questions And Answers

What is a bald eagle?
A: The bald eagle  is a bird of prey found in North America.

A sea eagle, it has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the what?
A: White-tailed eagle .

Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and where?
A: Northern Mexico.

The bald eagle is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and what?
A: Old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on what?
A: Fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons.

The bald eagle builds the largest nest of any what?
A: North American bird.

It makes the largest "what" ever recorded for any animal species?
A: Tree nests.

 

At what age is sexual maturity reached?
A: At the age of four to five years.

The bald eagles name derives from an older meaning of what?
A:  "white headed".

The adult bald eagle is mainly brown with a white what?
A: Head and tail.

The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are what?
A: About 25 percent larger than males.

The beak is large and what?
A: Hooked.

The plumage of the immature is what color?
A: Brown.

The bald eagle is both the national bird and national animal of what country?
A: The United States of America.

 

In the late 20th century, the bald eagle was on the brink of what in the continental United States?
A: extirpation.

Populations recovered and the species was removed from the list of endangered species on what date?
A: July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species.

It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on what date?
A: June 28, 2007.

What color are the beak, feet and irises?
A: Bright yellow.

The legs are feather-free, and the toes are short and powerful with what?
A: Large talons.

The highly developed talon of the hind toe is used for what?
A: To pierce the vital areas of prey while it is held immobile by the front toes.

The bald eagle has sometimes been considered the largest what?
A: True raptor (accipitrid) in North America.

 

The only larger species of raptor-like bird is the what?
A:  California condor (Gymnogyps californianus).

What is the body length of the bald eagle?
A:  70–102 cm (28–40 in).

Typical wingspan is between 1.8 and 2.3 m (5.9 and 7.5 ft) and mass is normally what?
A: Between 3 and 6.3 kg (6.6 and 13.9 lb).

The size of the bird varies by location and generally corresponds with what?
A: Bergmann's rule, since the species increases in size further away from the Equator and the tropics.

The largest eagles are from where?
A:  Alaska, where large females may weigh up to 7.5 kg (17 lb) and span 2.44 m (8.0 ft) across the wings.

The bald eagle is the only sea eagle endemic to where?
A: North America.

The bald eagle is a powerful flier, and soars on what?
A: Thermal convection currents.

It reaches speeds of 56–70 km/h (35–43 mph) when what?
A: Gliding and flapping.

How fast does it fly while carrying fish?
A: about 48 km/h (30 mph).

What is its dive speed?
A: Between 120–160 km/h (75–99 mph), though it seldom dives vertically.