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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

Smooth Fleabane
Erigeron glabellus

Leaves found primarily at base of the plant, dark green, smooth or with short hairs.  Flowers with over 100 bluish pink or white florets on the flower.  Center disk is yellow, and hairy with a green center.

 

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