The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a large bird with delayed maturation, small clutch size, and long lifespan. Though capable of breeding at 4 years of age, many do not nest until they are 6 or 7 years old. Only one clutch is raised per year, and in saturated populations, a large proportion of the adults do not breed every year. This report describes the general biology, including reproduction and population straucture, mortality and behaviour. Bald Eagle habitat characteristics and impacts and trends are also discussed. Population distribution, size and trends, as well as protection for the psecies are described. Recommendations for the protection and management for the species are included.
Blood, D.A., Anweiler, G.G.. 1994. Status of the Bald Eagle in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR62
Topic: Species Status
Keywords: bald eagle, haliaeetus leucocephalus, species, status, report
Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
English Name: Bald Eagle
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