Bald eagles are a bird featured in Call of Juarez.
The Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird of the United States of America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
Its diet consists mainly of fish, but it is an opportunistic feeder. It hunts fish by swooping down and snatching the fish out of the water with its talons. It is sexually mature at four years or five years of age. The Bald Eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird.
The adult Bald Eagle is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, with females being larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown. Bald eagles are not actually bald, the name derives from the older meaning of the word, "white headed".
Call of JuarezEdit
When Calm Water tasks with climbing Eagle Mountain to take an eagle feather, Billy is attacked by a provoked eagle on several occasions. When Billy finally reaches the nest, he quickly grabs a feather and climbs down the mountain to avoid another attack.
Eagles will making a distinct cry before striking. They are not particularly dangerous, but can be a nuisance, and may lead to the player falling off the cliff. The player should jump just before getting hit by the eagle in order to dodge.
The eagle can actually be killed with a well timed whip strike or by cheating to get weapons. Despite the target cursor dictating them as an enemy, the game will act as if an innocent animal was killed.
- The Bald eagle appears on the emblem for Team Cops in Call of Juarez: The Cartel.