Still growing: An immature bald eagle on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Published 5:03 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2024

It takes about four years for an immature bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) to attain the bright yellow beak and the distinctive white head feathers that make it internationally distinct as the nation’s symbol.

This one was spotted at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

In the wild the bald eagle can live up to 30 years.

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