Eagle (Hieraatus Spilogaster) | Characteristics, Habitats & Amazing Facts

Name - Eagle


Scientific Name : Hieraatus Spilogaster

Type : Bird

Age : 15 – 30 Years 

Diet : Omnivore


Physical Characteristics:

Height : 40cm. To 100cm.

Weight : 0.5 to 7 kg. 

Wingspan : 70cm. to 250cm.

Top Speed : 100mph

Colour : Black , Grey , Brown , White , Yellow 

Skin Type : Feathers

Lifespan : 15 – 30 Years 

Current Population : Nearly 143,000

Current Population Trend : Increasing 

Native : North America 



Main Pray : Fish , Mammals , Reptiles 

Habitat : Open Waters Like Rivers , Lakes And Coastal Regions

Predators : 1.1

Average Clutch Size : 2

Lifestyle : Soiltary 

Favorite Food : Fish

Amazing Facts

  • Large birds need large nests! Bald eagle nests are about 5 to 6 feet in diameter and 2 to 4 feet tall. If the tree is strong enough, they will use the same nest again and again, adding new materials each year, so some nests can be enormous.
  • During the 1970s, bald eagles were seriously endangered. They’ve since made a remarkable comeback and in 2007, were removed from the Federal Endangered Species list.
  • The bald eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782. It was chosen for its majestic appearance and representation of freedom and strength.
  • When it comes to sight, eagles have two centers of focus. This gives them the ability to see forward and to the side simultaneously.
  • On average, male bald eagles weigh 25 percent less than females.
  • While on the hunt for prey, eagles can dive up to 100 miles per hour. But in regular flight, they can travel about 30 miles per hour.
  • Eagle nest cams are extremely popular, with thousands of people tuning in daily. One of our favorites is in Hanover

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