Point Pelee National Park of Canada
Birds of Point Pelee National Park
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-Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus)
Adult: Dark brown with pure-white head, neck, tail and upper tail coverts. Bill and feet yellow. Immature: Requires about four years to attain pure-white head and tail. In first year very dark brown all over, but white bases of feathers of under parts show through, giving mottled effect. White on head and tail increases with successive plumages, until pure-white head and tail are attained.