Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagle

Bald EagleOriginal.jpg

Character Data
Japanese Name: ハクトウワシ
Romanised Name: Hakutōwashi
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Distribution: North America
Diet: Carnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 20 years
Read More: Bald eagle
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Bald Eagle Pavilion Nexon Game

The Bald Eagle is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Bald Eagle has long, white-colored hair. The back of it fades to licorice black at the shoulders, whereas her center bang, symbolizing a beak, turns to yellow. A pair of black, spread-out wings extends from her head. The rectrices of Bald Eagle's tail are colored white, and her eyes are yellow.

Bald Eagle wears a coat which heavily resembles the dress uniform worn by members of the U.S. Marine Corps. It is colored the same shade of black as the ends of her hair. It has yellow buttons, pink trim and a white belt. Underneath her coat, Bald Eagle wears tights of the same color and a navy blue miniskirt. She also wears white gloves and a pair of yellow boots.

In Real Life

The bald eagle is a bird of prey native to the North American continent. It is one of the largest raptors in North America. Fish make up the majority of its diet, although it also feeds on mammals and other birds. As an opportunistic hunter, the bald eagle will take other sorts of prey, such as reptiles or amphibians, if given the chance.

The bald eagle's name most likely derives from the adjective "piebald", meaning "spotted with two different colors". This description is quite fitting; the plumage of the bald eagle's body and wings is a dark brown, whereas its head and tail are colored white. Its claws, beak and eyes are yellow.

Two bald eagles perched on a branch.
Bald eagles typically mate for life, although they may seek a new partner if they lose their mate, or if breeding attempts fail repeatedly. They tend to nest in conifers, near bodies of water. The breeding cycle varies depending on the location and lasts around six months. The eagle lays 1-3 eggs, which usually hatch after 35 days. The eaglets then fledge at around 11 weeks of age, although they remain dependent on their parents for several weeks.

Bald eagles have virtually no natural predators, although human activity has posed a grave threat in the mid-20th century. Due to hunting, habitat loss and chemical poisoning, the bald eagle population declined severely, with only 487 nesting pairs remaining by 1963. Thanks to various recovery programs, the population has ever since made a comeback; by the year 2006, 9789 breeding pairs were reported in the continental United States. On June 28, 2007, the bald eagle has been taken off the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's list of endangered and threatened species.

Trivia

  • Bald eagles build the largest nests out of any bird in North America, if not the world. The world record for the largest bird's nest is held by a pair of bald eagles; the nest measured 2.9 meters wide and 6 meters deep.
  • The piercing, shrill cry often associated with bald eagles actually belongs to the red-tailed hawk.

References


Bird Friends
Auks
Atlantic PuffinGreat AukTufted Puffin
Birds of Prey Guadalupe CaracaraKing VultureLappet-Faced VultureNorthern GoshawkPeregrine FalconSecretarybirdStriated Caracara
Eagles Bald EagleGolden EagleHarpy EagleMartial Eagle
Owls Barn OwlEurasian Eagle-OwlForest OwletKyushu OwlNorthern White-Faced OwlSpectacled Owl
Columbids
DodoPassenger PigeonRock Dove
Gruiformes
Grey Crowned CraneOkinawa RailRed-Crowned CraneWhite-Naped Crane
Gulls
Black-Tailed GullCommon GullRoss's Gull
Pelecaniformes Pink-Backed PelicanShoebill
Ibises Black-Headed IbisCrested IbisScarlet Ibis
Penguins
Adélie PenguinChinstrap PenguinEmperor PenguinGentoo PenguinHumboldt PenguinKing PenguinNew Zealand Giant PenguinRoyal PenguinSouthern Rockhopper Penguin
Phasianids
ChickenChukar PartridgeGreen PheasantIndian PeafowlRed JunglefowlWhite Peafowl
Piciformes
Acorn WoodpeckerCampo FlickerGreater Honeyguide
Ratites
Common OstrichEmuGreater RheaNorth Island Giant MoaSouthern Brown KiwiSouthern Cassowary
Waterfowl
Black SwanEgyptian GooseSpot-Billed DuckTundra Swan
Miscellaneous Birds
Arctic TernAustralian BrushturkeyCommon CuckooGastornisGoldcrestGreater Bird-Of-ParadiseGreater FlamingoGreater RoadrunnerJapanese Bush WarblerJapanese CormorantJungle CrowLong-Tailed TitMarvellous SpatuletailMasked BoobyMedium Tree FinchOriental StorkResplendent QuetzalRock PtarmiganScarlet MacawSuperb LyrebirdSuzakuYatagarasu