Did you Know? List of Facts about the Eagle
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- Fact 1 - Definition: The eagle is a large keen-sighted diurnal bird of prey noted for its broad wings and strong soaring flight. A member of the bird family Accipitridae (falcon).
- Fact 2 - The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight
- Fact 3 - The most noted eagles are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysa), the imperial eagle of Europe (A.
mogilnik or imperialis), the American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), the European sea eagle
(H. albicilla) and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia).
- Fact 4 - The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices.
- Fact 5 - Eagles build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs
- Fact 6 - Eagles have excellent eye sight that helps them to see to a distance of one to one and a half miles
- Fact 7 - There are more than 60 species of eagles
- Fact 8 - Eagle stats and facts
- Weight: from 500 g (1.1 lb) and 40 cm (16 in), to the 6.7 kg (14.7 lbs)
- Biggest eagle: Stellars Sea Eagle is the biggest eagle with a length of 85-105cm, wingspan of 220-245cm, 221-244cm and weight of 6.8-9kg
- Habitat: Seacoast or any other body of water, especially lakes, deciduous forests
- Lifespan: 30 years
- Speed: Large eagles could reach a maximum speed of 50 mph or 80 kph.
- Diet: Reptiles, small mammals, fish, small birds
- Species: More than 60 species
- Fact 9 - The Booted eagle is one of the smallest of the species
- Fact 10 - Eagles are birds of prey and have large hooked beaks and powerful talons making them powerful hunters
- Fact 11 - The Moche people of ancient Peru worshiped the eagle
- Fact 12 - The Crested Serpent Eagle is a solitary creature, found occupying the same territorial boundaries for years
- Fact 13 - Under the eagle feather law in the USA only individuals of Native American ancestry are legally authorized to obtain eagle feathers
- Fact 14 - An eagle can dive at 100 miles per hour
- Fact 15 - The collective name for a group is a Aerie, Convocation or Flight
- Fact 16 - Males are called males
- Fact 17 - Females are called females
- Fact 18 - The names given to babies are fledgling or eaglet
- Fact 19 - Scientific Names ' Classification of the eagle - The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups (vertebrates and invertebrates) the Families of animals are also included and the families are then split into species. These various scientific facts about the eagle are as follows:
- Kingdom: Animalia
Order: Falconiformes ( or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
- Fact 20 - Conservation Status - for more info click Endangered Species:
- The Eagle has been evaluated and is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as 'Least Concern' and as such they do not qualify as Endangered, Threatened or Near Threatened species
- Least Concern - LC (Status: At Lower Risk) - No immediate threat to the survival of the species.
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