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American bald eagle

American bald eagle upsc notes
Context
Removal from endangered species list (2007)
Population increase
Quadrupled since 2009 (according to 2021 report)
Past challenges
Hunting
Habitat destruction
Pesticide DDT
Survival measures
Ban on DDT
Endangered Species Act
About the American bald eagle
Habitat
Covers most of North America
Only sea eagle endemic to North America
Characteristics
Life span 20-30 years
Builds nests at top of tall trees
Female eagles bigger than males
Feeding Pattern
Prey includes fish, birds, small mammals, snakes, turtles, crabs
Eat carrion (decaying flesh)
Protection Status
IUCN Status: Least Concern

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