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Christmastime wildlife sightings are gifts to remember

December 25, 2010
By GARRY BRANDENBURG

Haliaectus leucocephalus is the Latin name for the American Bald Eagle. It means white headed sea eagle. Luckily for many Iowans, the bald eagle is a common winter visitor as birds that were once scattered over a wide range of Canadian lakes last summer must go somewhere else to find food. That is part of the reason you will see this large raptor along the Iowa River.

 
 
 

 

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