Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - HBW 2, p. 122

French: Pygargue à tête blanche German: Weißkopf Seeadler Spanish: Pigargo Americano
Other common names: American Eagle, White-headed Sea-eagle

Taxonomy: Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766, America, Europe = South Carolina.
Forms superspecies with H. albicilla. Race alascanus/alascensis synonymous with washingtoniensis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • washingtoniensis (Audubon, 1827) - Aleutian Is, Alaska, Canada and N USA.
  • leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766) - S USA S to NW Mexico.