Ten fun facts about Eagles


Fact 1
The most well known eagles are the Bald eagle and the Golden eagle which are found in Northern America. The Bald eagle is not actually bald.

Fact 2
They have very unusual eyes which are large in proportion to their heads. Their large pupils enable them to spot prey while soaring high above.

Fact 3
They have muscular legs and powerful talons with which to seize prey.


Fact 4
They build their nests on high cliffs or in tall trees. They repair these nests every year and over a period they make very large nests.

Fact 5
The female is larger than the male and lay up to 4 eggs one day apart. The eggs hatch also one day apart. The first hatchling normally attacks the later born and may even kill them. The parents do not interfere.

Fact 6
Eagles hunt and scavenge and bring food to the nest. They feed the chick when the female is off the nest on other jobs.

Fact 7
The fledglings leave their nest within 9 or 10 weeks. They are forced to practice to fly by the adults.

Fact 8
Eagles will defend their territories or attract a mate by putting on spectacular aerial displays.

Fact 9
They attempt death-defying swoops and locking talons with another bird and free-falling in a spiral.

Fact 10
Eagles do not move from their territories if there is water and food nearby.


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Are large and powerful birds of prey that have been considered a symbol of power and freedom in many cultures since ancient times.



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