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Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae


Haliaeetus sp.—Bald EaglesRegional Pleistocene distribution of Haliaeetus sp.


Mid Wisconsin: Devil Peak (Reynolds, Reynolds, and Bell 1991: ? gen.).

Literature. Reynolds, Reynolds, and Bell 1991.


Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus 1766)—Bald EagleRegional Pleistocene distribution of Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Haliaeetus leucocephalusFig. 1. Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Photograph by Laura L. Whitehouse, courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Presumably only one species of Haliaeetus occurred in our region during the late Pleistocene; thus the Blackwater Locality record (recorded only to genus) is included here.

Bald Eagles tend to be associated with large bodies of water, but are of little other import in ecologic or climatic reconstruction.


Irvingtonian/Rancholabrean: Manix Lake (Jefferson 1991a).

Rancholabrean: San Pedro Lumber Yard (Jefferson 1991a).

Sangamon: San Pedro Lumber Co. (Jefferson 1991a); Santa Barbara Island (Lipps et al. 1968: cf.).

Wisconsin: Carpinteria (Guthrie 2009).

Mid Wisconsin: McKittrick (Jefferson 1991a).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Rancho La Brea (Stock and Harris 1992); San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Late Wisconsin: Blackwater Draw, Clovis age (Johnson 1986: Cf. gen.); China Lake (Jefferson 1991a); Maricopa (Jefferson 1991a).

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Conkling Cavern (Howard and Miller 1933).

Literature. Guthrie 1998, 2009; Howard and Miller 1933; Jefferson 1991a; Johnson 1986; Lipps et al. 1968; Stock and Harris 1992.


Last Update: 29 May 2014