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Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight, Niobrara National Scenic River, 2010..

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight, Niobrara National Scenic River, 2010.

Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight, Niobrara National Scenic River, 2010..

Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight, Niobrara National Scenic River, 2010.

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight, Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, 2015.. Bald eagles are a common sight over the river and within the recreation area.

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight, Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, 2015.

Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in flight, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 2015..

Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in flight, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 2015.

Burrowing owl, Badlands National Park, 2014.. Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) nest and roost in burrows, like those excavated by prairie dogs. Because they live in open grasslands rather than forests, they have developed long legs that enable these little owls to sprint as well as fly when hunting. Unlike other owls, burrowing owls are active during the day (diurnal). However, they do most of their hunting from dusk until dawn, like other owls.

Burrowing owl, Badlands National Park, 2014.

Burrowing owl, Badlands National Park, 2014.. Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) nest and roost in burrows, like those excavated by prairie dogs. Because they live in open grasslands rather than forests, they have developed long legs that enable these little owls to sprint as well as fly when hunting. Unlike other owls, burrowing owls are active during the day (diurnal). However, they do most of their hunting from dusk until dawn, like other owls.

Burrowing owl, Badlands National Park, 2014.

Northern harrier, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 2015.. Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) use their exceptional hearing to find prey. Their amazing hearing ability is why they appear owl-like with an owl-like facial disc.

Northern harrier, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 2015.

Northern harrier, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 2015.. Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) use their exceptional hearing to find prey. Their amazing hearing ability is why they appear owl-like with an owl-like facial disc.

Northern harrier, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 2015.

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Yellowstone National Park, 2015.. Easily confused with juvenile bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), there are a few ways to distinguish these two birds. Large northern Haliaeetus usually have larger bills and heads which protrude more than that of a golden eagle when in flight. A golden eagle's tail is longer on average, appearing to be 2- or 3- times the length of the head in soaring flight -- as opposed to other eagles whose heads are normally 2x the tail length in flight. The most common confusion is most-likely because of the similar brown plumage of juvenile haliaeetus eagles and golden eagles. Haliaeetus eagles are often very heavily streaked in the juvenile phase, while the golden eagle is more solidly brown. The juvenile golden also may show large patches of white on the wings and tail that are quite different than the random streaks and splotches of the juvenile haliaeetus eagles.

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Yellowstone National Park, 2015.

Bald eagle, Wind Cave National Park, 2014.. The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the largest eagle native to North America and a bird of prey also known as a 'sea eagle'. Sea eagles are all birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus. Their diets consist mainly of fish and small mammals. This bird is easily recognized throughout North America because of its large range which includes most of Canada and Alaska as well as the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.

Bald eagle, Wind Cave National Park, 2014.

Bald eagle, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, 2015.. The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the largest eagle native to North America and a bird of prey also known as a 'sea eagle'. Sea eagles are all birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus. Their diets consist mainly of fish and small mammals. This bird is easily recognized throughout North America because of its large range which includes most of Canada and Alaska as well as the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.

Bald eagle, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, 2015.

Bald eagle above Gardner River, Yellowstone National Park, 2013.. The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the largest eagle native to North America and a bird of prey also known as a 'sea eagle'. Sea eagles are all birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus. Their diets consist mainly of fish and small mammals. This bird is easily recognized throughout North America because of its large range which includes most of Canada and Alaska as well as the contiguous United States and northern Mexico.

Bald eagle above Gardner River, Yellowstone National Park, 2013.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nesting, Nez Perce National Historical Park, 2016.. Osprey, also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk and fish hawk, are a large, fish-eating bird of prey commonly seen nesting along the edge of a body of water that provides adequate food supply. As you might expect, ospreys prefer to eat almost exclusively fish. In fact, this bird's specialized physial characteristics are so unique to hunting and catching its preferred prey that osprey has its own taxonomic genus, Pandion and family, Pandionidae.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nesting, Nez Perce National Historical Park, 2016.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, 2016.. This diurnal (i.e., active during the day) fish-eating bird of prey can tolerate a wide variety of habitats but is most commonly found near lakes and rivers. As its common names, like river hawk and fish eagle, suggest, the osprey feeds almost exclusively on fish. Because it is so highly-specifalized physically and has such unique hunting behavior, the osprey has its own genus and family, Pandion and Pandionidae.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, 2016.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, 2016.. This diurnal (i.e., active during the day) fish-eating bird of prey can tolerate a wide variety of habitats but is most commonly found near lakes and rivers. As its common names, like river hawk and fish eagle, suggest, the osprey feeds almost exclusively on fish. Because it is so highly-specifalized physically and has such unique hunting behavior, the osprey has its own genus and family, Pandion and Pandionidae.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, 2016.

Bird of prey, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, 2015..

Bird of prey, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, 2015.

The Birds of Prey Ranger Program provides participants with an up-close view of Shenandoah raptors.

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