Even though they are African fish eagles. I think we own the symbolism of all eagles everywhere, don't we?
Might be, that the Eagle has quite the symbolism in the US, but you can hardly claim it as your own...
The heraldic eagle was introduced in 102BC by the roman empire and has since been reused as a symbol of ones (percieved) superiority over other nations.
It is included in quite a lot of Coat of Arms all over the world, some countries (like Albania) even have it as the centerpiece of their flag.
Heck, even Mohammed is said to have had a "banner of the eagle"...
Considering that the US introduced the eagle in the great seal in 20 June 1782, its just plain silly (and not that educated) to believe the US owns the eagles symbolism everywhere...
Anyway, great picture, amazing animals and an interesting blog.
Greetings from Switzerland
Chill dude, the question was tongue in cheek