TABLE OF CONTENTS PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION….........page 2 HABITAT…………………………..page 3 DIET………………………...............page 4 FAMILY LIFE……………………...page 5 ENDANGERED/SOLUTION……...Page 6 ILLUSTRATIONS……………..Pages 7-8 BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………Page 9 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION Both male and female adult bald eagles have a blackish-brown back and breast. The eagles also have a white head, neck, and tail. They have yellow feet and a yellow bill. They also have black claws. The bald eagle weighs up to 14 pounds.
Bald eagles are one of the most recognizable birds in the United States. If you don’t remember what a bald eagles looks like, simply pull out a quarter or a dollar. An eagle is shown on the back of the quarter and holding an olive branch and arrows on the one dollar bill. Bald eagles are large, predatory raptor’s. They are dark brown on the body and wings.
Despite being the national symbol of the United States, the Bald Eagle was extirpated from many parts of the country in the mid to late 1900s. At that time, Bald Eagles were still being shot in large numbers and many were being poisoned by pesticides. When Bald Eagles consume prey with pesticides present in their tissues, these chemicals can accumulate in the eagle’s fatty tissues and, over time, can kill the bird. Pesticides such as DDT affected eagles in another way as well: by interfering with their ability to produce strong eggshells for their eggs. A ban on the widespread use of DDT and other harmful pesticides, and decreased persecution due to increased education, allowed Bald Eagle populations to rebound in the 1980s and 1990s.
A lot of the baby snakes end up dying. Boas eat rodents, birds, frogs, and mammals – anything that can fit into their mouth. They even try to eat things bigger than their mouth, like a tiger! The boa constrictor catches food by squeezing its prey to death, and then the boa starts to swallow it whole. Digesting takes a long time for boas, because they don’t chew their prey.
THE BALD EAGLE The bald eagle is a bird of prey with a blackish-brown back and breast and a white head, neck, and tail. It has yellow feet and beak. It is seen in different colors though sometimes because it is seen on a lot of United States currency. The Bald Eagles nest is the biggest nest of any North American bird. It is 4 meters deep, 2.5 meters wide and 1 ton in weight.
It got its name from the word “piebald” meaning spotty or patchy. These eagles have dark brown bodies and have white feathers on their heads and tails. Their feet have small spikes called spicules and they have a hooked shaped yellow beak. They use these parts like we use fishing poles; a tool for food. Eagles have “super vision” which allows them to see 4-7 times farther than the average human.
Off the coast of California Sea Otters feed off of over forty marine invertebrates including abalone, mussels, sea urchins, clams, crabs and snails to name a few. Putting themselves in an elite category of mammals, Sea Otters use tools to pry food from rocks, or to smash open shells. Their catlike claws retract like a cat's for grooming and eating which is important as they eat twenty to twenty five percent of their body weight each day. Not only that, but they have a built-in dinner table: their bellies. They even have pockets of skin under the forelegs to stash food for their trip from sea bed to water's surface.
Tigers live alone and aggressively scent-mark large territories to keep their rivals away. They are powerful hunters that travel many miles to find prey, such as elk and wild boar, on nocturnal hunts. Tigers use their distinctive coats as camouflage (no two have exactly the same stripes) and hunt by stealth. They lie in wait and creep close enough to attack their victims with a quick spring and a fatal pounce. A hungry tiger can eat as much as 60 pounds (27 kilograms) in one night, though they usually eat less.
Coatis are considered carnivores by most scientists, though they eat vegetation and carrion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrion) as well, which would make them omnivores. Primarily omnivores, coatis usually look for fruit. Coatis eat palms, eggs, beetles, scorpions, centipedes, spiders, termites, lizards, small mammals, and rodents. The predators of the coati are other carnivores. Enemies include jaguarondis, foxes, dogs, ocelots, and jaguars.
The Northern Spotted Owls are very territorial. They have large areas of the territory. They mostly feed on small rodents. The trees for their area must have holes, for nesting, and the trees must be high but open enough to fly through. Although, a lot of the forests are being cut down by timber companies.