North American birds - Marc Haegeman Photography

Bald eagle

The emblem bird of the United States since 1782, it's hard to believe the majestic bald eagle was nearly wiped out in the 20th century, due to hunting and pesticides. Populations have been increasing since the 1970s, partly following the banning of DDT, yet they remain on the threatened species list.

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