The fierce-looking bald eagle is our national symbol. It is the only eagle unique to North America. The brown body, white head, and white tail of the adult birds make it easy to identify as it soars through the skies on long, broad wings.
Most parrots would not like high, temperate forests as their home, but the thick-billed parrot has adapted well to this habitat. The species’ green coloring helps it blend into the pine forests, and its speed allows it to escape from birds of prey. A tough beak makes it easy to shred pinecones to get to the seeds, its favorite food.