|An adult bald eagle at Alaska's Kodiak Island in July 2010.|
|Unrecognized taxon ():||Haliaeetus|
H. l. leucocephalus – Southern Bald Eagle
|Bald eagle range|
Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766
Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus is a species of raptor in the Accipitridae family. It is found in North America, but can be found as an anomaly in Devonshire. It has two subspecies, but in Stokes Birds, it is considered monotypic.Template:StokesNABirds It forms a superspecies with the White-tailed Eagle.
Some other names include American Eagle, White-headed Eagle and American Fish Eagle.
The adult Bald Eagle possesses a white plumage around its head. A dark brown plumage is found on its lower body. The length of a Bald Eagle generally ranges from 76 to 109 cm; however, it possesses a wingspan of about 1.7 to 2.4 m.
Juvenile Bald Eagles look very similar to the Golden Eagle. One difference is the Golden Eagles legs, which have full plumage, while the lower legs of the juvenile Bald Eagle are bare.
Calls of the Bald Eagle consist of thin, weak squeals or a gull like cackle. Sound ranges of either: "kleek-kik-kik-kik" or "kah-kah-kah". 
Bald Eagles are generally found near large lakes and rivers while nesting is often in a tree though not always near water.