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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus
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Habitat: Large lakes, rivers, cooling ponds, and open areas.

Description: Very large bird, with broad wings.  White head and tail, dark brown body, yellow beak and feet.

Size: 76-109cm long, 1.7-2.4m wide.

Diet: Waterbirds, small mammals,fish and carrion.  They will also take fish from Ospreys rather than catch it themselves.

Fun Facts: Ospreys and Bald Eagles will have fights in the air, or "aerial battles" over food.

Source: Fisher, C. and J. Acorn. 1998. Birds of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing

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area wildlife + plants

Canada Thistle
Cirsium arvense
Alternate, oblong leaves that have spiny lobes (prickles) all along the outside.  Purple or pink flowers that may be spiny at the top.  Look like pink furry balls on the top of the plant.
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