Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Accipitridae
        Scientific Name : Hieraatus Spilogaster

                      Size(H) : 40cm - 100cm
                                      ( 15.7in - 39.3in)
                       Weight : 0.5kg - 7kg
                                      ( 1.1lbs - 15.4lbs)
                Wing Span : 70cm - 250cm 
                                      ( 27.5in - 98in)
                 Top Speed : 160km/h (100mph)

                  Life Span : 15 - 30 years
                      Colour : Black, Grey, Brown,
                                       White, Yellow
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Long curved beak and
                                     strong, sharp claws
  1. Eagles are large-sized birds of prey found in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.
  2. There are around 60 species of Eagles in the world.
  3. Only the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle species are found in America.
  4. Depending on the species, the height of the eagle may vary from 40cm to 1m.
  5. Their wingspan is usually double the length of the eagle’s body.
  6. Their eyesight is incredible and they are known to spot their small prey from high up in the air.
  7. Their beaks are sharp and exceptionally strong and help them bite the prey at the base of their skull.
  8. The beaks are also always growing and perfectly designed to rip off meat from the bones.
  9. Their large, clawed feet called talons are strong enough for them to carry their prey for long distances.
  10. They are dominant predators which begets them the tag of “birds of prey”.
  11. Eagles mainly feed on smaller birds, bats, small mammals and fish.
  12. Being dominant predators themselves, they have very few natural predators.
  13. Female eagles lay around two eggs in their nest which is safe on a tall tree top or a cliff.
  14. Typically, in most eagle species, one of the chicks is stronger and kills the weaker chick.
  15. Interestingly, the Eagle is said to depict power or good fortune.

 

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