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The Majesty of Eagles A Symbol Through the Ages American Indian Legends The Eagle in US History Species Around the World Origins of the Species Popular Names Origins of the Common Name Origins of the Scientific Name Range from Coast to Coast Bald and Golden Eagles Help from the Osprey General Population The Decline of the Eagle DDT and Eggshell Thinning The Recovery of the Eagle Habitat and Education The Future of Eagles Differences of the Sexes Impressive Size Size by Region Life Span Extraordinary Feathers Feathers in Layers Interlocking Feathers Growing into Feathers Juvenile Plumage From Dull to Spectacular Preened and Clean Bathing Sunning Wings to Soar Flapping and Takeoff Flight Maneuvers Soaring on Thermals Hollow Bones Impressive Bill Weak Sense of Smell Stationary Eyes Excellent Sight in 3D Binocular Vision Eagle Eyes Hearing The Function of Feet Extreme Talons Designed to Fish Diet of Fish and More Communicating with Calls The Perfect Nest The King of Nests Picking a Mate The Courtship Ritual Growing into the Mating Years Eggs and Incubation Sharing Incubation Duties Hatching Life in the Nest Growing Up Quickly From Nest to Flight A Tough Beginning Learning to Fly and Hunt Getting Through Winter The Rigors of Winter Migration Returning Home The Majesty of Eagles About the Author

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Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 175 field guides, nature books, children's books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 25 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations.

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