Ten fun facts about Eagles
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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.
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.
They have muscular legs and powerful talons with which to seize prey.
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. Go to more animal facts ❯
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