Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence. 

 Facts about eagles

*There are more than 60 different species of eagle.

*Eagles are different from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beak. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from vultures.

*Eagles have unusual eyes. They are very large in proportion to their heads and have extremely large pupils. Eagles’ eyes have a million light-sensitive cells per square mm of retina, five times more that a human’s 200,000. While humans see just three basic colours, eagles see five. These adaptations gives eagles extremely keen eyesight and enable them to spot even well-camouflaged potential prey from a very long distance. In fact the eagles’ vision is among the sharpest of any animal and studies suggest that some eagles can spot an animal the size of a rabbit up to two miles away!

*Many eagle species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched. Adults do not intervene.

*The Harpy Eagle and the Philippine Eagle have wings that spread 2.5m across and use their massive, sharp talons, to kill and carry off prey as large as deer and monkeys.

*In Greece, Golden Eagles eat turtles, dropping them from great heights onto rocks to break open their armoured shells.

*Although most eagles are carnivorous the African Vulturine Fish-Eagle is primarily a vegetarian, feeding on rich oil palm fruits.

*Some eagles are built with short wings and long tails enabling them to hunt in the tight confines of a forest, while others are have short tails and broad long wings allowing them to soar high above open plains and water.

*Golden eagles in Wyoming have been observed foraging areas that cover 100 square miles.

*To defend their territories and attract a mate, bald eagles put on spectacular aerial displays including death-defying swoops and seemingly suicidal dogfights that involve locking talons with another bird and free-falling in a spiral.

*Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.

*The spot on which an eagle landed dictated to the ancient Aztecs the place where they were to build a city.

*In some religions, high-soaring eagles are believed to touch the face of God.

*Native Americans historically gave eagle feathers to non-indigenous people and also members of other tribes who were deemed worthy.

*Although many eagle populations are dwindling as a result of habitat destruction, hunting, and pollution, conservation efforts are helping some species such as the Bald Eagle which has made a dramatic comeback in the U.S. over the last few decades.

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    Video is well done. I have had the express privilege of seeing and experiencing scenes like this in the wild. It is breathtaking and awe inspiring. I sat on a hillside up off the Columbia River Gorge and heard what sounded like a sheet of silk being shook, looked up over my head and there was a mature Bald Eagle flying not 25 feet above me. I was in total amazement. Then shortly after, saw a lone wolf running on a ridge-top just above and across the top. He stopped for a brief moment and stared at me, then trotted off. Totally made my day. Another time in Northern WA state just off the Hoh Reservation where I was, I was privileged to watch a mature, mother Bald Eagle teach her young baby to fly for over an hour, until the lil one got it and they flew off together out of my site. Shortly after that I was able to watch two otters on the creek that ran into the ocean, play not 15 feet from me with two dogs that jumped into the water to play with them. I feel very privileged that I have had many opportunities to be able to see this and even wild horses run free. One but only has to stop and look.

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  11. Very beautiful Thank you. We are privileged to see Wedgetail Eagles almost every day above our property. They keep a close eye on our chooks but we haven't lost one yet thankfully. Incredible birds, powerful and graceful, wonderful to witness in their own surrounds. Cheers Gaia

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  16. Anonymous says:

    We've watched nesting bald eagles in Maine for 10 years with 2 and even 3 chicks per year, and never seen any infanticide. Perhaps when times are tough... but they have a rich source of food here in Maine.Also, we have found that they eata lot of turtles!

  17. Unknown says:

    Where do all these eagle feathers come from that are on the head dresses?

  18. Anonymous says:

    Very enjoyable!Thanks for the information on eagles.Great video.

  19. The eagle is called !Khari!as in the aboriginal language of South Africa. The Khoi and San sees it as a sign of power and leadership.

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