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Golden Eagle or Young Bald Eagle? Missouri

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Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 00:13   #1
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Golden Eagle or Young Bald Eagle? Missouri

I lean toward Golden but there are some locally that say it isnt. Just looking for opinions!

Thanks in advance!
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Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 00:35   #2
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It's a Bald. The bill is too massive for Golden. Also, even though there is a suggestion of the golden nape, it is not nearly prominent enough for Golden Eagle.
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Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 01:41   #3
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Agree with Bald
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Agreed, beak looked too big for Golden even in thumbnail view
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Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 16:54   #5
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Yes, I guess bald. Never seen but these youngsters so I would probably not find a golden easily. It has been seen in Missouri in November, but maybe not this far East.
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