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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

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Eagle, Golden
-Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus)

Adult: Mainly dark brown (fading paler), legs usually paler. Nape and hind-neck tawny or golden brown. Tail dark brown, base paler and with several poorly defined ashy bands. Bill dusky. Cere and feet yellow. Immatures: Similar to adults but with more white in tail. Juvenile is darker and has basal two-thirds of tail white and considerable white in the secondaries. Older immatures as they approach maturity have decreasing amounts of white in tail and wing.