Eagles: Master of the Sky

Hieraaetus Spilogaster, Eagle, Master of the Sky

By Joel DeSota

One hundred sparrow does not make one eagle.

–Mehmet Murat Ildan

The family of hawks, eagles, kites, and vultures are called raptors. In this report we will talk about the hieraaetus spilogaster, commonly known as, the eagle. What you are about to read may amaze you so be prepared for anything. I hope you will enjoy learning the ways of the master of the sky, the eagle.

I have always wondered why the eagle was the national symbol of America and not some other animal. I now know why, but I will wait till the end of this report to tell you. As you read this paper, I hope you will enjoy learning about eagles as ...

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and a half to three feet. It also has a yellow, razor sharp beak, with a sharp hook at the end. It has huge talons that look like four curved claws that can carry its prey which can be as big as the size of a fawn. This is particularly amazing when you consider that the bird itself weighs only about twelve pounds. This means that it can fly with prey much greater than its own weight. It is interesting to notice that different species of eagles are built differently depending on their habitats. Some have short wings and a longer tail, allowing them to fly better in the forest while others have longer wings and a short tail which fits them for gliding over plains. A bit later in this report, we will look at the comparable sizes of a few other species of eagles.

Eagles look huge and heavy, but the reality is that they are huge and light. They are light because they have hollow bones. These hollow bones allow them to float on air. Feathers help them fly also, but in a different way. ...

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but eagles have a different way to take off. This is what they do. They either have to be on a very tall tree or cliff and then they jump down, catching a current of air that holds them up and lets them glide. They can also take off by running down an open space of ground, like a plane on a runway, allowing them to catch an air current in order to take off. If an eagle is flying and the current that is holding it up drops out from under the eagle, it simply flaps its wings once or twice until it finds a new current. These different characteristics all contribute to the eagle’s ability to fly.

You might be wondering where eagles stay. If you think they stay in hotels, you would ...

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