National Bird of USA
The Bald eagle is the official National Bird of USA. The bald eagle was selected on 20th June 1782, as the emblem of the United States of America. United States national bird, the Bald Eagle was chosen because of its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent. The royal and majestic bird is considered the national bird of the United States of America.
Facts About Bald Eagle
- Common Name: Bald eagle
- Scientific name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Falconiformes
- Family: Accipitridae
- Genus: Haliaeetus (sea eagle) leucocephalus (white head)
- Species: Haliaeetus (sea eagle) leucocephalus (white head)
There are more than 60 different species of eagle in the world with only 2 of these eagle species being found in the USA and Canada. Despite its name, the bald eagle has a full head of feathers but its bright white color makes the bald eagle very distinguishable.