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Bald as an Eagle

This great snapshot from explore.org fan Katharine Green gets up close on a Bald Eagle from the Gray Seal Pupping Cam.

Did You Know? The Bald Eagle is not “bald.” Rather, the adult has a gleaming white, feathered head, which contrasts dramatically with its dark brown body and huge yellow bill. A white tail and massive yellow legs and feet complete the unmistakable adult plumage. During this species’ first four years as an immature bird, the plumage is mottled brown and white over the entire body, especially underneath. Both head and tail are mainly dark during these years. (Audubon)