Trivia: Which bird of prey has been the national symbol of the U.S. since 1782?
Great horned owl
Correct Answer: Bald eagle
So why is this answer correct? : Seen on the Great Seal of the United States, the bald eagle symbolizes the nation at home and abroad. The bird’s name was derived from the Old English word “balde” (“white”) for the white feathers on its head. Bald eagles have a wingspan of up to 80 inches and live for 20 to 30 years.