Tuesday, January 18

Facts about eagles

Eagle Facts


Trivia is a great way to learn new things! Joey wants me to tell you about the Eagles. Eagles are majestic and beautiful birds. Did you know that there are about 60 species of eagles? 


Eagles live on every continent in the world except one! What continent is that?

A.) Asia  B.) Europe  C.) Africa  D.) Antarctica



Continue reading to find out more about eagles.

 


Facts about eagles:

1. In 1782, the bald eagle was chosen as the national bird/symbol of the United States of America and placed on The Great Seal. The Great Seal authenticates government documents. Bald eagles come from North America!

2. The largest eagle in the world is the Philippine eagle. The wingspan of the Philippine eagle can be as big as eight feet (8). The Philippine eagles can weigh as much as seventeen and a half pounds (17.5) or a little over. They are about 3 feet tall!

3. The smallest of the eagles is the South Nicobar serpent eagle. Their wingspan can be up to three feet. They can weigh up to 4 pounds. The South Nicobar serpent eagle can be up to 16 inches tall.

4. A group of eagles is called a convocation, jubilee, soar, aerie, and/or tower of eagles. Baby eagles are called eaglets, nestlings, fledglings, and/or juveniles.

5. Most eagles are diurnal, which means they are active during the day and hunt for food in the daylight. Eagles have excellent long-distance vision! They can see things from about 20 feet away! An eagle’s eyesight is 4 to 8 times better than a human’s.

6. Eagles are carnivores, which means they eat only meat. Depending on the type of eagle and where it is from, eagles usually eat small mammals and fish.

7. Eagles do not sleep in a nest unless they have eggs in the nest! Eagles perch/roost in trees or other places high up and away from predators.

8. Depending on the type of eagle, some eagles have a lifespan of up to 30 years. The longest-known wild golden eagle lived 31 years, while a golden eagle in captivity was 46 years old.

 

Get your free printable eagle coloring sheet here: 

eagle coloring sheet

 


Can you share a fact about eagles with us?


 

Books about eagles:

1. Facts About the Eagle by Lisa Strattin

2. Bateleur Eagle: Fun Learning Facts About Bateleur Eagle by Trina Devlin

3. Harpy Eagle by Susan Gray

4. Golden Eagles (Birds of Prey) by Melissa Hill

Parents/caretakers, please be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

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