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A pair of Bald Eagles in Tenekee, Alaska

A pair of Bald Eagles in Tenekee, Alaska

Bald Eagle courtship involves elaborate and beautiful nuptial displays, both calls and aerobatics, including cartwheels, roller-coaster swoops, and chases. Male and female bald eagles generally mate for life. Recent research shows that the birds sometimes change partners, however. The most dramatic courtship behavior witnessed in bald eagles is called “cartwheeling.” A potential pair flies to a great height then locks their talons together, plunging toward earth as they spin out of control. They break away just before they hit the ground, then soar upward to repeat the death-defying ritua