Bald Eagle

kachris

Member
spanish Peru
Hi, will someone help me with the spanish word of Bald Eagle? I know Eagle es águila... but what about Bald Eagle?
Hope to get an answer.
:rolleyes:
 
  • openforhelp

    Senior Member
    united states, english
    Hi, will someone help me with the spanish word of Bald Eagle? I know Eagle es águila... but what about Bald Eagle?
    Hope to get an answer.
    :rolleyes:
    literalmente significa aguila calva. Pero este tipo de aguila no tiene cabeza calva. la interpretacion comun es 'aguila de cabeza blanca'
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    pucha che, que pensaria yo? Ahora tiene razon. Aguila calva.

    Por que en ingles no seria 'eagle with a white head'. SOlo Bald Eagle.
    While in English it is not called "eagle with a white head", its scientific name of Haliaeetus leucocephalus means, in Latinized Greek, "Sea eagle with a white head". To call this bird "águila cabeciblanca" or "águila cabeza blanca" is to use a Spanish name that is closer to a translation of the scientific name than the English name is. In addition to the names given so far (águila cabeciblanca, águila cabeza blanca, águila calva) the bird is also sometimes called "el pigargo americano."
     
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