Interesting Facts About Eagle

Eagle is a common name for some members of the bird family Accipitridae; it belongs to several genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than sixty species of eagles occur in Eurasia and Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Eagles.3312348806_4744e8e799

  • Eagles are large, powerfully built birds of prey, with a heavy head and beak.
  • Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from some vultures.
  • The smallest species of eagle is the South Nicobar Serpent Eagle, at 450 g and 40 cm.
  • Eagles’ eyes are extremely powerful, having up to 3.6 times human acuity for the martial eagle, which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance.
  • The female of all species of eagle known is larger than the male.
  • Eagles normally build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs.
  • Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched.
  • he dominant chick tends to be the female, as they are bigger than the male. The parents take no action to stop the killing.
  • Due to the size and power of many eagle species, they are ranked at the top of the food chain as apex predators amongst the avian world.
  • Large eagles could reach a maximum speed of 50 mph or 80 kph.

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