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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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Arctic Blue
Agriades franklinii

Habitat:  The Arctic Blue can be found throughout Alberta, except for in the mountains.  The Arctic Blue prefers open, dry, sandy places and gets its name from its large habitat range that continues all the way into the Arctic islands.

Description:  Mostly a dingy blue in color, on the underside of the hind wings can be found white spotting

Size:  25-30mm...

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