Alaskan eagle aloft a high perch as it fluffs its feathers. Eagle feathers account for two times the weight of their own skeleton. As an adult, these raptors weigh between 9 and 12 pounds. That makes for a lot of feathers. Eagles move their wings away from the body to cool off. As bald eagles do not sweat, they have developed various techniques to keep cool. When the hunting and scavenging is good in the Chilkat River Valley, these eagles need to maintain a composed look to attract mates. With over 48,000 acres of river bottom to survey, staying fresh is a difficult task.
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