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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.


Eagles are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are large, powerfully built birds of prey, with a large heads and beaks.

Eagle Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae

Other Names:

Eagle in Foreign Languages:

Afrikaans: arend
Albanian: shqiponja / shkab
Ancient Greek: aetos
Arabic: nasr
Aragonese: alica / aliga
Aramaic: nira
Armenian: ariv
Old Armenian: arcui
Azeri: qartal
Bashkir: brkt
Basque: arrano
Belarusian: arol
Bosnian: orao
Breton: erer
Bulgarian: orel
Catalan: liga / aguila
Chamorro: gila
Chechen: rzu
Cherokee: awahili
Cheyenne: netse
Cornish: er
Crimean Tatar: qartal
Croatian: orao
Czech: orel
Danish: rn
Dutch: arend / adelaar
Esperanto: aglo
Estonian: kotkas
Finnish: kotka
French: aigle
Galician: aguia
Georgian: arcivi
German: Adler / Aar
Greek: aets / ats
Greenlandic: nattoralik
Hausa: shaho
Hebrew: nira / yit
Hopi: nuvakwahu
Hungarian: sas
Icelandic: rn
Indonesian: elang
Irish: iolar
Italian: aquila
Japanese: washi
Korean: doksuri
Latin: aquila
Latvian: erglis
Lithuanian: aras / erelis
Lower Sorbian: jerjol
Macedonian: orel
Malay: lang
Maltese: ajkla
Mandarin: laoying
Manx: urley
Maori: ihorua
Middle High German: ar / adelar
Mongolian: brged
Montagnais: mitshishu
Nahuatl: cuauhtli
Navajo: ats
Nepali: cil
Northern Sami: goaskin
Norwegian: rn
O'odham: ba'ag
Occitan: agla
Old English: earn
Old French: aigle
Old High German: arn / aro
Old Irish: irar
Old Prussian: arelie
Ottoman Turkish: baz / sahbaz / sehbaz,
Pali: mahasena
Persian: ahbz / oghab
Polish: orzel
Portuguese: guia
Potawatomi: kno
Quechua: anca
Romani: orla
Romanian: acvila / acera / vultur / pajura
Romansch: evla
Russian: orjl
Sami: goaskin
Samoan: aeto
Sardinian: cuila / altanera / bbile / bbila
Scottish Gaelic: iolair
Roman: orao
Shona: gondo
Slovakian: orol
Slovenian: orel / orlica
Spanish: guila
Swahili: tai
Swazi: l-khzi
Swedish: rn
Tagalog: agila / banoy
Tamil: eruvai
Taos: cwena
Telugu: gradda
Thai: insee
Turkish: kartal / baz / sehbaz / sahbaz
Turkmen: brgt
Ukrainian: orel
Upper Sorbian: worjol
Urdu: uqab / cil
Uzbek: burgut
Welsh: eryr
West Frisian: earn
Yiddish: odler
Zulu: ukhozi / inkwazi


Conservation Status:

Size: The smallest eagle is the Booted Eagle. The largest eagle ever recorded was the Haast's Eagles. The Haast's Eagle has a body that measures 4.7 feet long, and a wingspan of 10 feet. The Haast's Eagle weighs 33 lbs. The female of all eagle species are larger than the males.

Habitat: Eagles are found in Eurasia, Africa, United States, Canada, Central America, South America, and Australia.

Description: Like all birds of prey, eagles have large hooked beaks, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons.

Behavior: Eagles build huge nests made of twigs and sticks. The nest is typically built in a high tree or on a cliff. They will usually add to the nest year after year. Eagles use the refuse of the previous nests to build a larger nest. Nests can become enormous, measuring up to ten feet across and weighing well over 1,000 pounds.

Diet: Eagles are birds of prey. They use their hooked beakes and powerful talons to attack their prey.

Senses: Eagles have extremely keen eyesight, which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance. In fact Eagles can spot prey for 1.5 miles away.

Communication: Eagles communciate using a series of clicks and sqwacks.

Did You Know?

Eagles mate for life.

Birth: Eaglets will remain with their parents for eaglets for the first three years.

Life Span: The average life span of an eagle in the wild is 30 years, but it can vary by species.

Did You Know?

Many eagle species lay two eggs. Often the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling when it hatches.

Social Structure: Eagles are solitary birds, that are said to mate for life.

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