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Interesting Facts About Eagles; You Could Not Know Before

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Eagles are the dominant birds of prey on this planet belongs to the phylum Chordata, family Accipitridae. Almost 60 species of eagles are present in Eurasia and Africa, and only 14 species spread among various areas like 2 in North America, 3 in Australia, and 9 in central and South America.

There are some unusual facts about eagles you still could not know. Eagles are not only powerful and strongest creatures but are also excellent hunters, have incredible eyesight, and their wings are impressively powerful.

Therefore, hither we can discuss a few interesting facts about eagles in this article.

If you want to experience a little more, keep reading.


Approximately over 60 types of eagles are present throughout the world. Most of their species have existed in Asia, Africa, and only 14 species are present in Central, North, South America, and Australia. They are strong predator birds that belong to the Accipitridae class of birds. Many types of eagles, like bald eagles, have appeared in America, fish eagles in the coastal region, and buzzard eagles are smaller therefore mistakenly called Hawks.

They are broad ranges between 30 to 34 inches, and wingspan ranges from 72 to 85 inches. Females are typically larger than males.

Grip Strength:

Eagles have ten times more strong grip than adult humans. Their claws are also called talons, usually made up of keratin, a sturdy fibrous protein, and curved downward. Fierce, hardy, and sharp talons are very effective in lifting and carrying targets. Mighty eagles like Golden eagles can indeed capture prey that weighs up to 1lbs to around 5lbs prey.

Eagles kill their prey by penetrating their talons into their skin and flesh, just like raptors.

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Sign of Peace and Freedom:

They are a symbol of peace and power in The Bible. To have faith in GOD is just like an eagle soaring high. Eagles are a sign of power, strength, and hope in ancient Christianity, and in Indian history, an eagle had seen as a symbol of leadership or vision. Bald eagles are the national figure of America since 1782 as they characterize as a sign of freedom and courage and have strength and skill.

Eagle is the master of all other winged birds because they are more elevated in the sky than other winged creatures, as it can deliver the message of power and spirit.


The eyesight of an eagle is considerably excellent among all the kingdom Animalia and has 4 to 5 times better vision than adult humans. An eagle can distinguish a rabbit from a distance of around 3.2 kilometers (2 miles away). Eagle eyes are the same as the size of the human eye and weigh bigger than their brain.

An eagle can shift its head at 260 degrees but did not rotate its eyes in the eye socket. They have greater visibility as their eyes are 30 degrees away from the center of the face. Eagles can also recognize ultraviolet rays. Eagles have one million cones at the back of the retina. That is the reason eagles possess better eyesight than humans.

Physical Appearance:

Most of the eagles are massive than all other birds of prey except some vultures. Eagles have sound, muscular legs, powerful talons, and large hooked beaks tearing flesh from prey with mighty heads. They have stronger beaks than all other birds of prey. The lifespan of an eagle is between 14 to 35 years in most species.

South Nicobar Serpent eagle is one of the smallest species of eagles have a weight of 450grams and 40 centimeters in length, whereas the Philippine eagles are observed as one of the largest eagles in terms of length and wing surface, with the harpy eagle and Steller’s sea eagle in terms of bulk and weight. Eagles are generally more active during day time and sleep at night, also known as diurnal.

Mating Process:

Eagles are monogamous bird species. They only mate for life and share the corresponding nest every year. Both males and females take part in building a nest and, this is a part of their pair bonding. Females lay one to 3 eggs and, both of them provide similar responsibilities in the incubation process but, females spend most of their time in the nest. Only 35 days are required for eggs to hatch and, the newborn young is called an eaglet.

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