1. Ah, the bald eagle. Majestic symbol of the United States of America. It’s the epitome of grace and power.
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2. And who can forget that iconic, awe-inspiring call they make, right?
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3. Well, no.
4. Bald eagles actually have a pretty wimpy call. The sound we always hear in movies whenever a bald eagle takes flight is really a red-tailed hawk.
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6. Bald eagles, meanwhile, actually sound like this…
7. I’m so, so sorry, Mr. Eagle. You’re a fraud.
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