how do bald eagles mate? i've searched several resources such
as wikipedia and i have also google searched this question.
unfortunately all that i have found is that they mate for life start in
April usually lay 1 to 3 eggs and will only choose another mate if their
old one dies so i now turn to this site for an answer. how do they mate
From The Birder's Handbook, David S. Dobkin:
Coasts, rivers and large lakes in open areas. 1 brood.
Mating system is monogamous.
Spectacular aerial courtship, including locking talons and descending in
Often in fork of tall tree; of large sticks, vegetation, etc., deeply lined with
Cliff nests range from minimal sticks to massive structure. Occasionally more
than 1 nest. Perennial, known to use more than 35 years. Both sexes help with
Bluish-white, often nest-stained. 3.0" (76 mm)."
Copulation probably takes place on or near the nest.
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