The body of a female bald eagle grows to 35″-37″ long and she has a wingspan of 79″-90″. Males are smaller, with body length of 30″-34″ and wingspans of 72″-85″. Average weight is 10-14 lbs.
Interestingly, the average body temperature of a bald eagle is 106F.
In addition, bald eagles build the largest nests in America. The biggest nest ever recorded was nine feet wide, 20 feet tall, and weighed 2 tons. The bald eagle can live up to 28 years in the wild, and is an threatened species, having made its comeback from the endangered list.
Generally speaking, adult male bald eagles are smaller when compared to their female counterparts weighing in at aproximately 9 pounds. Females, on the other hand, can average between 12 and 13 pounds. Once they reach adulthood, their wingspans can reach a length of 7 feet!
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