Just in time for the World Cup victory a rare white bald eagle was spotted.


Just in time for the World Cup victory a rare white bald eagle was spotted. A rare white bald eagle was captured on camera by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation on Wednesday, “just in time for that World Cup win” by the American soccer team over Iran. 

The majestic birds of prey known as bald eagles, which have served as the United States national symbol since 1782, are distinguished by their white tail feathers and crowns. Their dark brown bodies and wings stand in stark contrast to their white feathers.

There was a leucistic bald eagle seen in Oklahoma. Animals with leucism, a genetic condition, do not produce normal pigmentation. Although leucistic animals are typically white, they are not albinos.

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While there is no way to confirm that this is the same one that pulled through repeatedly along the Illinois River last year, the ODWC stated that they are “still PUMPED to have this homie hanging around our neck of the woods.” Justin Bailey captured the footage.

Large raptors known as bald eagles can be found all over North America. They primarily feed on fish, and they frequently steal fish that other predators have caught.

Fun fact from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: “Had Benjamin Franklin won, Wild Turkey might have been the United States national bird. Franklin mocked the national bird’s propensity for theft and susceptibility to harassment by small birds in 1784.

In a tense World Cup match on Tuesday, the U.S. national soccer team defeated Iran, 1-0, to advance to the knockout stages.