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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Eagle ID

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Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

May 30, 2013
8:01 AM

Post #9539392

Yesterday morning on our way to town we saw this eagle feeding on a deer carcass by the side of the road, it was a huge bird as you can see from the deer which was a large one. We have both the Bald and Golden in our area, but because it is immature I am not sure which it is.

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Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2013
8:20 AM

Post #9539421

I believe this is a Bald Eagle. Here is a site with comparison illustrations.


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 30, 2013
8:33 AM

Post #9539441

Yep, Bald - note the white underwing coverts but dark brown flight feathers (on Golden, dark coverts but white bases to the flight feathers).

Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

May 30, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9539461

Chillibean, thanks for the ID and the Hancock link, it's a very good one.

Resin, thank you also for the confirmation on the ID, I had thought it was probably a Bald. I will add the photos to the Birdfiles database.

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