Characteristics of Eagles

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Eagles are large, powerfully built birds of prey, with heavy heads and beaks. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from some vultures. The smallest species of eagle is the South Nicobar serpent eagle, at 450 grams and 40 cm. Like all birds of prey, Eagles have very large, hooked beaks for ripping flesh from their prey, strong, muscular legs, and powerful talons. The beak is typically heavier than that of most other birds of prey. Eagles’ eyes are extremely powerful. Eagles belong to the family Accipitridae. Eagles belong to the order Falconiformes

Characteristics of Eagles

Eagles normally build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs. Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched. The dominant chick tends to be a female, as they are bigger than the male. The parents take no action to stop the killing. Due to the size and power of many eagle species, they are ranked at the top of the food chain as apex predators in the avian world.

Eagles Characteristics

Eagles Characteristics are very unique compare with other birds. Eagles Characteristics are also applying to personal and professional life to take advantage of problems.

  • Eagles Have Powerful Vision: The eyes of an eagle are specially designed for long-distance focus with clarity. The eagle’s eye is one of the strongest in the entire animal kingdom. An eagle can spot a rabbit 3.2 km away. An eagle’s eyes are roughly the same size as those of a human. As an eagle descends to attack its prey, the muscles in its eyes continuously adjust the curvature of the eyeballs to maintain sharp focus throughout the approach and attack. Their eyes are stated to be larger than their brain (by weight). The most noteworthy features of eagles’ eyes are color vision, high resolution, and clarity.
  • Eagles Are Fearless Hunters: An eagle will never surrender to its prey, no matter its strength or size. It will always put up a fight to win its prey or regain its territory. Golden Eagles are such remarkable hunters that they can prey on goats much larger than themselves by throwing them off the side of a cliff. We can learn a lot from the eagle’s determination.
  • Eagles are Tenacious: Watch an eagle when a storm comes. When other birds fly away from the storm with fear, an eagle spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights. The eagle takes advantage of the very storm that lesser birds fear and head for cover. Challenges in the life of a leader are many. These are the storm we must face as leaders to rise to greater heights. Like an eagle, a leader can only rise to greater heights if he takes up the challenges head-on without running away from it. This is yet another leadership characteristic. Eagles can fly up to an altitude of 10,000 feet, but they can swiftly land on the ground. At 10, 000 feet, you will never find another bird. If you find another bird, it has to be an eagle.
  • Eagles Never Eat Dead Meat: An eagle never eats dead meat. In other words, an eagle does not scavenge. It only eats the meat from the prey it kills itself. Eagles eat raw and fresh meat.
  • Eagles Posses Vitality: What happens is that when the eagles reach the age of 30, their physical body condition deteriorates fast making it difficult for them to survive. What is interesting is eagle never gives up living instead, it retreats to a mountaintop, and over five months goes through a metamorphosis. It knocks off its beak by banging it against a rock, plucks out its talons, and then feathers. Each stage produces a re-growth of the removed body parts, allowing the eagle to live for another 30-40 years.

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