U.S. bald eagle fought back from near-extinction
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30th Mar, 2021
The bald eagle has bounced back from the near-extinction and its numbers have quadrupled in the country since 2009, according to a study.
About Bald Eagle
- Bald Eagle (Haliaeetusleucocephalus) is not bald and they get the name from an older meaning of the word, "white-headed".
- National Bird: It is the national bird of the United States of America. It also appears on the US seal.
- Range: Its range includes Canada and Alaska, United States, and northern Mexico.
- Habitat: It is found near large bodies of open water which has an abundant food supply and older trees for nesting.
- Protection measures: The continuous protection efforts which include banning DDT pesticides have resulted in the bird flourishing.
- The U.S. government removed the Bald Eagle from the list of endangered species in 1995 and transferred it to the list of threatened species.
- At present its IUCN conservation status is Least Concern.