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Nope, that's an immature Bald Eagle. Notice the distribution of white feathers on the body. While immature Golden Eagles (not adults) show white in the base of the tail and in the base of the primaries (outer flight feathers) from below, they never show white in the axillaries (armpit). Immature Bald Eagles, on the other hand, typically show extensive white in the axillaries (as does your bird) but not in the regions where Golden Eagles do. Also, the white coming in on the head indicates that this is a Bald Eagle, probably an older immature bird closer to adulthood. Finally, the structure is indicative of Bald Eagle: the head and bill are considerably larger than on Golden Eagle.

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