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๐Ÿฆ… Eagle emoji

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What is the ๐Ÿฆ… Eagle emoji?

The Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… depicts a bald eagle facing to the left. Because the bald eagle is the national emblem of the United States, the Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… is often used by patriotic Americans on social media. In particular, the emoji is used on American holidays such as Independence Day (July 4) and Presidentsโ€™ Day (third Monday in February).

It is also used to refer to actual eagles, of course, or sports teams named after eagles.

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๐Ÿ—ฝ Statue of Liberty emoji, ๐Ÿฆš Peacock emoji, ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ Dove of Peace emoji

Where does ๐Ÿฆ… Eagle emoji come from?

The Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… was approved under Unicode 9.0 in 2016. On most major platforms, the Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… resembles a swooping bald eagle facing to the left. On Twitter, the emoji only depicts the eagleโ€™s famed white head. The eagle is depicted with light- or dark-brown feathers. Depending on the platform, the eagle is illustrated in a realistic or stylized manner.

The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782 and the national emblem since 1787. The bird appears both on the Great Seal of the United States as well as the presidential seal. The latter helps explain why the Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… is often used when wishing people a happy Presidentsโ€™ Day. The Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… is also regularly used in social media posts expressing triumphant American patriotism alongside the American Flag emoji ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ.ย 

Examples of ๐Ÿฆ… Eagle emoji

First bird of the day - bald eagle while walking the dog! ๐Ÿฆ…
@shelagh223, February 3, 2021
Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all of those who have served and are currently serving. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿฆ…ย  #VeteransDay
@wrightstate, November 11, 2020

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Who uses ๐Ÿฆ… Eagle emoji?

Beyond representing American patriotism, the Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… is used in reference to actual eagles (bald or otherwise) as well as sports teams named for eagles, such as the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagle emoji ๐Ÿฆ… regularly makes appearances on American holidays, such as Independence Day, Veteransโ€™ Day, and Presidentsโ€™ Day.

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