I have seen this bird in the wild back in the day in Florida, hunting fish, not surprisingly, in the Everglades. A place I remember as being full of Alligators and mosquitos: both of which bite people whenever they can. These pictures are of an adult bird which can be identified by its white head and white tail and the yellow bill. I'm not certain how common this species is in captivity, but I have only come across this one individual. I would imagine that they take some serious looking after if they are to be kept healthy and in good shape. Never a bird for a falconer...unless you want to hunt fish!
No 3: Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
|Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Looking for trouble!|
|Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Artistic interpretation|