A bald eagle possesses a variety of vocalisations. A sequence of high-pitched whistling or piping notes dominates the adult cries. The female has a unique mating cry, which is a long, low, soft sound.
A bald eagle’s call has been described as weak and as a cackling laugh. A “begging” call is made by juveniles and children. A quiet kuk-kuk-kuk call can also be heard.
The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. Because the bald eagle’s cry is regarded insufficiently impressive, it is usually dubbed with the sound of a red-tailed hawk in most cases where a bald eagle appears as a symbol for the United States.