What Is the Wingspan of a Bald Eagle?


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The wingspan of an adult bald eagle is 6 to 8 feet. A bald eagle's body is 34 to 43 inches and it weighs 6.5 to 14 pounds.

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Bald eagle’s wings are biologically design to take advantage of convection currents in the air. Their wings feature miniature gaps at the ends. The gaps act as navigational tools that the eagle can use to better maneuver during flight. Feathers fill the gaps, adding control and warmth. Their skeletal structure is a key component to their level of control during flight.

Bald eagles usually mate for life and a pair of them constructs one of the largest stick nests in the bird-world to raise their offspring.

Bald eagles are found in every state except Hawaii. They are mostly found in Alaska and Canada, where there are large amounts of undisturbed habitats. The greatest concentration of nesting bald eagles in the lower 48 states is in Florida.

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