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Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae. Eagles are differentiated from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beak. Even the smallest eagles, like the Booted Eagle, have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from the vultures.

Like all birds of prey, eagles have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance.

Bald Eagle Extinction

Bald Eagle Extinction

In 1963 only 400 breeding pairs of Bald Eagles were left in the United States. The Government enforced strict bans protecting the Bald Eagle habitats, and banned the use of the insecticide DDT. As a result the number of Bald Eagle breeding pairs grew to more than four thousand and as a result the Bald Eagle is no longer and endangered species.

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