Bald Eagle Facts & Info
The adult bald eagle is one of the most easily recognized species of wildlife.
- It has snow-white feathers covering its head down to the neck area.
- The tail feathers of the mature bald eagle are also white.
- The body color is very dark brown, almost black.
- Yellow eyes, beak, and feet accent the bird’s appearance.
- The white of the head and tail distinguish the fully mature eagle from immature birds of the species. Young eagles do not have this appearance until they reach the age of five or six years. Until that time, they are decidedly duller in appearance and, to the inexperienced observer, probably would not be recognized as a bald eagle.
- Immature eagles are almost uniformly dark brown from head to tail feather. Their undersides are mottled white with buff and cream blotches.