Washington's Eagle
Washington's Eagle
General Information
Universe Cryptozoology
Aliases Bird of Washington
Greater Eagle
Classification Haliaeetus washingtoni
Species Type Sea Eagles
Homeworld Earth
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lay eggs
Average Height < 3 ft
Average Wingspan 16 ft
Locomotion Powered flight
Feeding Behavior Carnivore
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Haliaeetus
Species H. washingtoni (Somarinoa, 2014)
Other Information
Status Critically Endangered or Extinct (presumed)
Creator John James Audubon (possible)

The Washington's Eagle, also known as the Bird of Washington or the Greater Eagle is a cryptid species of eagle. While now thought to be a case of mistaken identity, if it were real it would have been the largest known bird in North America. If it was a real species of eagle, it is thought that it would be extremely rare or completely extinct.

Background historyEdit

The famous ornithologist John James Audubon had apparently had four encounters with this bird, even killing one to put in his book The Birds of America.

While it was originally accepted as a new found species of eagle, it was later believed to be a case of mistaken identity, what was thought to be of a juvenile bald eagle; however, Audubon would have had to gotten the measurements very, very wrong, as the Washington's Eagle's given size dwarfs even an adult bald eagle which sits between 28-40 inches in length with a wingspan of 6.2 feet.

Nowadays, it's believed that Audubon had made it up to sell more of his books to his buyers. This was a common habit for the naturalist.

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