A bald eagle's diet consists of a variety of fish, mammals, other birds, reptiles and amphibians. Fish account for about 70 to 90 percent of the bird's diet; catfish, shad, salmon and herring are all fair game on the bald eagle's menu. The bird may also eat invertebrates.
Eagles eat mostly fish, which comprises 60 to 90 percent of their diet. In addition to fish, they eat other birds, such as herons, crows, grouses, ducks or gulls, and small mammals. If live food is scarce, they will scavenge for dead animals, including raccoon, deer, chickens and pigs.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, eagles nest and roost in forests. When they hunt for food, eagles seek out bodies of shallow fresh or salt water.
An eagle may also be called a "bird of prey," "a raptor," or an "accipitrid." Bird of prey and raptor are often treated as synonymous, although raptors are defined as having specific traits that make their bodies well prepared for hunting and consuming prey.
The most popular songs by the rock band Eagles are "Hotel California," "One of These Nights" and "Lyin' Eyes." Other popular Eagles songs include "Desperado," "Take It Easy," "Take It to the Limit," "Best of My Love" and "Heartache Tonight."
Some songs by the Eagles are "Take It Easy," "Witchy Woman," "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Hole in the World." Other songs are "Take it to the Limit," "Tequila Sunrise," "Best of My Love," "Peaceful Easy Loving" and "Desperado."
A bald eagle has several distinct calls. The adult calls consist mostly of a series of high-pitched whistling or piping notes. The female has a distinctive mating call, a protracted low, soft note.
Eagles, being at the top of their food chain, have few natural predators. There have been recorded instances of eagles preying on one another, of raccoons killing eaglets in the nest, of ground predators finishing off injured and earth-bound birds, and of humans killing eagles.
The black eagle is a bird of prey that eats mammals, other birds and eggs. This species of predatory bird prefers to hunt other birds at their nests.
Bald and golden eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The bald eagle is also protected by the Lacey Act. These eagles are native to North America.