Largest Eagles in The World – The Most Captivating Birds

Crowned Eagle

The crowned eagle, native to sub-Saharan Africa, thrives in dense forests. It preys on antelope, rock hyrax, and monkeys, often tackling prey larger than itself. 

Golden Eagle

Found across the Northern Hemisphere, the Golden Eagle is North America's largest bird of prey. These agile hunters can reach speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, making them formidable predators.

Harpy Eagle

The Harpy Eagle, the world's third-largest by weight, soars through Central and South American rainforests. Named after the mythical Greek Harpies, these eagles are as majestic as they are powerful.

Martial Eagle

Martial Eagles, with feathers covering their upper legs, inhabit sub-Saharan Africa. Their keen eyesight lets them spot prey up to 3.7 miles away. They have a diverse diet, including over 170 types of prey.

Philippine Eagle

The Philippine Eagle is the world's longest eagle and the second-heaviest. Endangered due to deforestation, harming one can result in a 12-year prison sentence.

Steller’s Sea Eagle

The heaviest eagle, Steller’s Sea Eagle, resides in Northeastern Asia’s coastal areas. They primarily eat fish and water birds, with a preference for salmon and trout, reflecting their proximity to the sea.

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

They are smart hunters, often teaming up to hunt larger prey like kangaroos and using clever techniques to isolate weaker animals.

White-Tailed Sea-Eagle

With an 8-foot wingspan, the White-Tailed Sea Eagle is an impressive sight. They prefer long wings for coastal hunting and use a sit-and-wait method from tree branches to spot fish in shallow waters.

Haast’s Eagle

The now-extinct Haast’s Eagle, likely the pouakai of Maori legend, hunted humans and the massive Moa bird. Human settlers hunted the Moa to extinction by 1400, leading to the eagle's demise.

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