Raptor Fun Facts: Bald Eagle's Bill

15 February 2017
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Have you ever noticed that a Bald Eagle's bill is much larger than a Golden Eagle's?  The reason for this is likely quite obvious.  Fish, of course, is the main diet of a Bald Eagle, and salmon is a part of that fish diet--a significant part in the Pacific Northwest.  If you have ever prepared salmon for dinner, then you know how tough the skin can be.  So, imagine how powerful a bill it takes to break the skin of a salmon! 

Interested in learning more?  Check out our Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Raptor ID Fact Sheets. 

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