- Scientific name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Family: Accipitridae
- Genus: Haliaeetus
- Species: H. leucocephalus
- Eagles do not sweat; to stay cool they seek out shade, pant, and hold their wings away from their body.
- They can fly at an altitude of 10,000 feet and reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.
- Bald eagles became the national emblem in 1782.
- They eat mainly fish, rodents, waterfowl, and carion.
- They live 15-20 years.
- Bald eagles have a wingspan of 72 to 90 inches (6 to 7.5 feet) and weigh up to 14 pounds.