“A very sick bird”

1958 CEFlorida, USA

“I am firmly convinced that about 80 percent of the Florida bald eagles are sterile . . . This is the only conclusion I can reach after watching nests in which the eggs have failed to hatch in seven consecutive years . . . Our American bald eagle — national emblem of this country — is a very sick bird.”

Charles L. Broley, “Plight of the American Bald Eagle,” Audubon, July-August, 1958, 162-63.

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