Immature bald eagles are often confused with golden eagles due to their dark coloration, but bald eagles have longer heads, shorter tails, and blotchy white coloration on their underwing coverts, axillaries, and tails.
Immature bald eagles are often confused with golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) due to their dark coloration.
These birds can be differentiated based on the blotchy white coloration found on the underwing coverts, axillaries, and tails of immature bald eagles. Likewise, bald eagles have longer heads and shorter tails.
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• Sources | (Alderfer, 2006; Bortolotti, 1984a, 1984b; Dickinson, 2017; Sibley, 2003; Siciliano Martina, 2013)
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