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State Bird

Bald Eagle?


Although the bald eagle (scientific name Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the national bird, it is not the State Bird of Illinois.

Bald eagles are found along the larger watercourses in Illinois; they are common migrants and winter residents of the state. Although the bald eagle was recently upgraded to "Threatened" on the Federal Endangered Species list, illegal shooting is still a major threat to these birds.

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