Eagle(Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. They are at the top of the food chain, with some species feeding on big prey like monkeys and sloths. Eagles have amazing eyesight and can detect prey up to two miles away. In general, an eagle is any bird of prey more powerful than a buteo. An eagle may resemble a vulture in build and flight characteristics but has a fully feathered (often crested) head and strong feet equipped with great curved talons.
Common Name: EagleScientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalusOther Name: Harpy, Tawny, Kite, more
Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: BirdOrder: AccipitriformesGenus: AquilaGroup: BirdNumber of Species: 60Conversation Status: Threatened
Number of Species: 60
Conversation Status: Threatened
Living & Habitat
Living Locations: Worldwide
Habitat: Shallow lakes, Coastal regions
Color: Dark Brown, Black, White, Yellow
Skin Type: Feather
Weight: 500 g to 7 kg (Approx)
Size: 40 cm to 110 cm(Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 120 to 160 km/h(Approx)
Favorite Food: Fish, Mammals, Reptiles
Predators: Human, Raccoon
Group Behaviour: Solitary
Lifespan: Up to 16 to 30 Years
Age of Sexual Maturity: 4 to 5 years
Incubation Period: 35 days
Average Litter Size: 2 to 3
Name of baby: Eaglet
Age of Weaning: 10 to 12 weeks
- Eagle not just top on the large bird list, the eagle also top on food chain list.
- Eagles are monogamous. They mate for life and use the same nest each year.
- There are more than 60 different species of eagle in the world with only 2 of these eagle species being found in the USA and Canada. However, one of these eagle species is one of the most common species of eagle, the bald eagle.
- Female eagles build their nests in tall tree tops or on high cliffs where they are at their safest.
- The feet of an eagle has four strong toes, and at the end of these toes are large, curved claws which enable the eagle to hook onto its prey.
- The eagle uses the sharply pointed beak to bite animals at the base of their skull to kill them before swallowing them whole.