25 Interesting Facts About Eagles That Might Change The Way You See Them

January 10th is the Save The Eagles Day, and we decided to raise awareness of this day and eagles in general by writing a post dedicated to these magnificent birds. The Save The Eagles Day was started as one of the campaigns to save the bald eagle, who was facing extinction in the 20th century and the efforts were successful as it was removed from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife in 2007. The national animal of the USA and a symbol of power, courage, and freedom, the bald eagle has been saved, but the future of some other species is still uncertain, making Save The Eagles Day topical every year. To show you how amazing creatures eagles actually are, we compiled this post with 25 Interesting Facts About Eagles That Might Change The Way You See Them.

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Currently, there are about 60 species of eagles. Most of them live in Eurasia and Africa, but some species can be also found in the Americas as well as in Australia.

golden eagleSource: wikipedia.org
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A vast majority of eagles are carnivorous, but the vulturine fish eagle, a large bird of prey native to the sub-Saharan Africa, feeds mainly on the fruit of the oil palm.

palmnut-vultureSource: wikipedia.org
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The world's largest eagles (such as the Harpy eagle and the Philippine eagle), have a wingspan of more than 250 cm (8 ft) and have been known to kill and carry off prey as large as deer, goats, and monkeys.

harpy eagleSource: express.co.uk
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In most eagle species, females are larger and stronger than males.

wedge-tailed eagleSource: wikipedia.org, image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)
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Some eagles, such as the martial eagle, are capable of soaring for long hours without a single wing beat. They use thermals (columns of hot rising air) to do that.

martial eagleSource: wikipedia.org


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