Bald Eagle - the National Bird of United States

The Bald Eagle has been considered the national bird of the United States since 1782, when it was placed with the outspread wings on the country's Great Seal.

It appears in many social events, government institutions and on official documents, making it the most pictured bird in all of the America.

Bald Eagles range extends from the Mexico border through the United States and Canada. The birds are extremely popular in the Alaska.

Bald Eagles can be seen rounding in a year in the Alaska, along with the East and West coasts, the Rocky Mountains, and the Mississippi River.

The Bald Eagle was chosen as the National Bird because of its association with the authority and statehood.

In fact, the Eagle had been used as a symbol of governmental power since Roman times. The Bald Eagle was officially adopted as the emblem of the United States in the year 1787.

This bird is used to live near the large bodies of an open water area with an abundant food supply and old growth trees for their nesting.

Bald Eagles are not really bald. Their name derives from an older meaning of the word, "White headed". The adult Bald Eagle is mainly brown colored with a white head and tail.

The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic predator which mainly depends on the fishes. Bald Eagle swoops down upon the rivers or lakes and then snatches the fish from the water with its talons.

Once it was an endangered species in the red list of IUCN but on 28th June, 2007, it was removed  from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife species in various states of North America.