Why do bald eagles seem to like cold weather climates?



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    Bald eagles typically live near lakes or rivers, since their main food source is fish.  Since lakes with their preferred food source are usually up in the mountains, eagles are usually found in colder climates. Over half of the world’s bald eagles live in Alaska, mostly because they have been hunted to extinction or their habitats have been destroyed in the continental U.S. – so that may also be a reason they are only found in cold Alaska. They  have adaptations that allow them to survive in cold temperatures.  The first being that they have over 7,000 feathers covering their body.  This allows air to be trapped between the feathers and keep the bird warm. 

    That being said, sometimes they migrate south if their water source freezes over. 

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