The bald eagle is the national bird symbol of the United States. It is also an endangered species.

(Mirror Daily, United States) – Last week, on the 24th of February a specimen of the national bird of the United States, was found murdered in Georgia. There is a substantial reward waiting for he who uncovers the bald eagle shooter as the authorities are far-reaching when it comes to our national emblem.

The bald eagle that was found in the northern part of Cedartown, near the Lewis Road was mature. There were unmistakable signs that the endangered bird was killed by a gunshot.

At the present moment, both the Natural Resources Department in Georgia and the United States Wildlife and Fish Services are investigating the death of the national emblem of the US.

The departments are actively seeking for any relevant information connected with the death of the bald eagle, and they declared that there is a substantial reward waiting for he who uncovers the bald eagle shooter.

There are currently two acts that protect the predatory bird. According to the Golden and Bald Eagle Act of Protection and the Treaty Act of Migratory Birds, it is illegal to harm or to kill such a specimen. This kind of violent behavior is fined with up to $100,000 and a whole year in prison.

There is a $2,500 reward waiting for he who uncovers the bald eagle shooter. So if you have any information about the incident you can contact Brian Roland, a special agent for the United States Fish and Wildlife Services (404 763-7959) or the Ranger Hotline of the Natural Resources Department in Georgia (1-800-241-4113). The Ranger Hotline is free of charge.

The bald eagle is the only eagle who can only be found in North American territories. His distinct color pattern makes it very easily identifiable even from a considerable distance. Even its flight pattern is unique as the bird rarely flaps its brown wings, but instead, it glides in the air.

Their diet consists mainly of fish. They either hunt the fish themselves, plucking them out of the water when they get near the surface, or they steal the fish caught by other birds.

One interesting fact about the bald eagle is that they get they get their distinctive look with the white tail and head only when they reached maturity. That means somewhere between four or five years of age.

The Haliaeetus Leucocephalus was adopted as the national bird of the United States in 1782. It was chosen mainly due to the fact that is native to the northern part of the continent, but also due to its great strength and majestic beauty.

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