A sharp wit, and grace: interesting facts from the life of eagles

The steppe eagle can soar in the air even during a hurricane.

Гострий розум і грація: цікаві факти з життя орлів

Eagle – bird, which in many cultures has become a symbol of courage, pride, courage and other positive qualities. So, in nature, the eagles are one of the most formidable birds, the only creature that poses a real threat to them is people, which displaces eagles from the usual places of residence. However, on the Ground still remained a lot of places where eagles are found in abundance, informs Rus.Media.

Гострий розум і грація: цікаві факти з життя орлів

  • Wingspan of the eagle’s wings reaches 2.4 meters body length of up to 88 centimeters.
  • Eagles soar above the earth at a speed of from 190 to 240 kilometers per hour. If a bird sees a potential victim, maybe during the dive to accelerate to 320 kilometers per hour
  • The altitude of the eagles is up to 7-9 miles. So high can’t go into each plane.
  • Due to special wings of the eagles are able to fly safely even in a hurricane
  • The expression “eagle eye” is based on real facts – these birds of prey are able to look at the surface of 11.5 km, see hare from the height of more than 3 kilometers, and the angle of peripheral vision is 270 degrees.
  • Each eagle eye is able to focus on two objects at the same time (in man – only one).
  • Eagle eye close two centuries – transparent and opaque. The first protects eyes from wind, the second allows the birds to sleep.
  • The eagles are able to fly to take away the prey from smaller birds, or to attack her.
  • Female eagles are significantly larger than males.
  • Males often help orbicam to sit on the eggs.

Гострий розум і грація: цікаві факти з життя орлів

  • Eagles build nests at the maximum height of the existing in this area to protect Chicks. Nest year after year to expand and complete. They are the largest of those that build birds.
  • Eagles find a mate once and for life. Scientists have discovered a pair that have lived together for more than 35 years.
  • The eagles start hunting by themselves when they turn 3 months. Full birds reach maturity in 4-5 years.
  • If the nest hatched two Chicks, the stronger of them will be within 2 months of trying to get rid of their brother or sister. If he survives, then they begin to live in peace side by side with each other.
  • In antiquity, the eagles were considered a symbol of victory and luck, and in Egypt and China – a symbol of the Sun.

Гострий розум і грація: цікаві факти з життя орлів

  • The eagle has long been considered a divine bird in many religions. The rulers of the Aztecs adorned the suits of eagle feathers to and be closer to the deities.
  • The eagle is on the coat of arms of many countries of the world.
  • After 40 years, the beak and claws of eagles largest species grow to such an extent that the birds almost lose the ability to eat and hunt. Options for further developments are two: heads or dies, or breaks the beak on the rocks, pulling out the talons and old feathers, and six months later, reborn to live on.
  • Eagles can mate in flight.
  • For the eagles vital perfect aerodynamics, so if a bird loses a feather from one wing, the same feather falls out of the second.
  • The skeleton of an eagle weighs two times less than its feathers.
  • The eagle is able to levitate small deer.
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