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Eagle
White-tailed Eagle in flight
White-tailed Eagle in flight
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genera

Several, see text. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1274 KB) Summary I took this picture of an Eagle in flight while visiting a Danish Eagle reservation called Ørnereservatet. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Light Green: nesting area Blue: wintering area Dark Green: all-year Synonyms Falco albicilla Linnaeus, 1758 Haliaeetus albicilla albicilla Haliaeetus albicilla groenlandicus The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla[1]), also known as the Sea Eagle, Erne (sometimes Ern), or White-tailed Sea-eagle is a very... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ... Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ... Genera Several, see text. ...

Eagles are large birds of prey which mainly inhabit Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) are found in North America north of Mexico, with a few more species in Central and South America, and three in Australia. // Look up eagle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... For other uses, see Eurasia (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) Bald Eagle range  Resident, breeding Summer visitor, breeding Winter visitor On migration only Star: accidental records Subspecies (Linnaeus, 1766) Southern Bald Eagle (Audubon, 1827) Northern Bald Eagle Synonyms Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766 The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America... For other uses, see Golden Eagle (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


They are members of the bird order Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, according to alternative classification schemes), family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other in any sort of way. For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ... In one of the most common of the several ways in which the raptors are classified, the order Accipitriformes includes most of the diurnal birds of prey: hawks, eagles, vultures, and many others: about 225 species in all. ... Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ... For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). ...


Eagles are differentiated from other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and bill. Even the smallest eagles, like the Booted Eagle (which is comparable in size to a Common Buzzard or Red-tailed Hawk), have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from the vultures. Binomial name (Gmelin, 1788) Synonyms Hieraaetus pennatus The Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) (formerly Hieraaetus pennatus) is a medium-sized bird of prey. ... Binomial name Buteo buteo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a bird of prey from the Old World. ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1788) Synonyms Buteo borealis Buteo broealis (lapsus) The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the chickenhawk. ... Orders Falconiformes (Fam. ...


Like all birds of prey, eagles have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight to enable them to spot potential prey from a very long distance.[1] This keen eyesight is primarily contributed by their extremely large pupils which cause minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light. The beak, bill or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds which, in addition to eating, is used for grooming, manipulating objects, killing prey, probing for food, courtship, and feeding their young. ... Talon may refer to several different things: Places: Talon, Nièvre, a commune in the Nièvre département, in France Characters: a professional wrestler a fictional character in the Static Shock animated series a fictional character from the Nintendo 64 game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Objects... Prey can refer to: Look up Prey in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A prey animal eaten by a predator in an act called predation. ... The intensity pattern formed on a screen by diffraction from a square aperture Diffraction refers to various phenomena associated with wave propagation, such as the bending, spreading and interference of waves passing by an object or aperture that disrupts the wave. ...


In Britain before 1678, Eagle referred specifically to the Golden Eagle, the other native species, the White-tailed Eagle, being known as the Erne. The modern name "Golden Eagle" for Aquila chrysaetos was introduced by the naturalist John Ray. For other uses, see Golden Eagle (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Light Green: nesting area Blue: wintering area Dark Green: all-year Synonyms Falco albicilla Linnaeus, 1758 Haliaeetus albicilla albicilla Haliaeetus albicilla groenlandicus The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla[1]), also known as the Sea Eagle, Erne (sometimes Ern), or White-tailed Sea-eagle is a very... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Eagles build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs. Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched.


Eagles are sometimes used in falconry. They appear prominently in myth and literature. In the Old World, such references are commonly to the Golden Eagle (or possibly closely related species found in warmer climates). Flying a Saker Falcon Falconry or hawking is an art or sport which involves the use of trained raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game for humans. ...

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Taxonomy

Thermographic image of an eagle, thermoregulating using its wings
Thermographic image of an eagle, thermoregulating using its wings

Major new research into eagle taxonomy suggests that the important genera Aquila and Hieraaetus are not composed of nearest relatives, and it is likely that a reclassification of these genera will soon take place, with some species being moved to Lophaetus or Ictinaetus.[2] Image File history File links Wiki_eagle. ... Image File history File links Wiki_eagle. ... For the science of classifying living things, see alpha taxonomy. ...

Binomial name Hieraaetus fasciatus (Vieillot, 1822) The Bonellis Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1788) Synonyms Hieraaetus pennatus The Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) (formerly Hieraaetus pennatus) is a medium-sized bird of prey. ... Little Eagle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Corson County, South Dakota, United States. ... Binomial name Aquila clanga Pallas, 1811 The Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga), or just Spotted Eagle, is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila pomarina Brehm, 1831 The Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) is a large bird of prey. ... A medium sized bird (about 55cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara, except in the arid zones. ... Binomial name Ictinaetus malayensis (Temminck, 1822) The Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila nipalensis (Hodgson, 1833) Synonyms Aquila rapax nipalensis The Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila rapax (Temminck, 1828) Tawny Eagle at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, North Devon, England The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey. ...

Species

FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE

The powerful Harpy Eagle can easily grab a monkey weighing 5 kg and fly away with it.
    • Genus Harpia
    • Genus Pithecophaga
    • Genus Harpyopsis
    • Genus Oroaetus
      • Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Oroaetus isidori
    • Genus Spizaetus
      • Cassin's Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus africanus
      • Changeable Hawk-eagle, S. cirrhatus
      • Mountain Hawk-eagle, S. nipalensis
      • Blyth's Hawk-eagle, S. alboniger
      • Javan Hawk-eagle, S. bartelsi
      • Sulawesi Hawk-eagle, S. lanceolatus
      • Philippine Hawk-eagle, S. philippensis
      • Wallace's Hawk-eagle, S. nanus
      • Black Hawk-eagle, S. tyrannus
      • Ornate Hawk-eagle, S. ornatus
      • Black-and-white Hawk-eagle, S. melanoleucus
    • Genus Lophaetus
      • Long-crested Eagle, Lophaetus occipitalis - possibly belongs in Ictinaetus
    • Genus Stephanoaetus
    • Genus Polemaetus
    • Genus Hieraaetus
      • Ayres' Hawk-eagle, Hieraaetus ayresii
      • African Hawk Eagle, H. spilogaster
      • New Guinea Hawk-eagle, H. weiskei
A Steppe Eagle in Lahore Zoo Pakistan .
A Steppe Eagle in Lahore Zoo Pakistan .
A dark individual of the Short-toed Eagle.
A dark individual of the Short-toed Eagle.
  • Subfamily Circaetinae: snake-eagles
    • Genus Terathopius
    • Genus Circaetus
      • Short-toed Eagle, Circaetus gallicus
      • Black-chested Snake-eagle, C. pectoralis
      • Brown Snake-eagle, C. cinereus
      • Fasciated Snake-eagle, C. fasciolatus
      • Banded Snake-eagle, C. cinerascens
    • Genus Spilornis
      • Crested Serpent-eagle, Spilornis cheela
      • Nicobar Serpent-eagle, S. minimus
      • Mountain Serpent-eagle,S. kinabaluensis
      • Sulawesi Serpent-eagle, S. rufipectus
      • Philippine Serpent-eagle, S. holospilus
      • Andaman Serpent-eagle, S. elgini
    • Genus Eutriorchis
      • Madagascar Serpent-eagle, Eutriorchis astur

Genera 22 genera. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Black-Chested Buzzard Eagle. ... Harpyhaliaetus is a genus of eagles. ... Binomial name Harpyhaliaetus coronatus (Vieillot, 1817) The Crowned Solitary Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus) is an endangered South American bird of prey. ... Binomial name Harpyhaliaetus solitarius (Tschudi, 1844) The Solitary Eagle, Harpyhaliaetus solitarius, is a large Neotropical eagle. ... The common name crested eagle may refer to several species of eagle Crested Serpent Eagle Long-crested Eagle Crested Hawk-eagle Category: ... Download high resolution version (436x629, 36 KB)A Harpy Eagle, from the US Fish & Wildlife Service. ... Download high resolution version (436x629, 36 KB)A Harpy Eagle, from the US Fish & Wildlife Service. ... Binomial name Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758) The name harpy eagle usually refers to the neotropical eagle, Harpia harpyja (see below for other birds called harpy eagles). ... Binomial name Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758) The name harpy eagle usually refers to the neotropical eagle, Harpia harpyja (see below for other birds called harpy eagles). ... Binomial name Ogilvie-Grant, 1896 The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is one of the rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. ... Binomial name Harpyopsis novaeguineae Salvadori, 1875 The New Guinea Harpy Eagle, Harpyopsis novaeguineae also known as Kapul Eagle is a huge, up to 90cm long, greyish brown raptor with a short full crest, broad three-banded wings, powerful beak, large iris, long rounded tail and white below. ... Binomial name (Des Murs, 1845) The Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Aigle DIsidore, Aguila Castaña, Aguila De Copete, or Aguila Poma (Oroaetus isidori) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... species Spizaetus is a genus of birds of prey. ... Binomial name (Cassin, 1865) The Cassins Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus africanus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Spizaetus cirrhatus (Gmelin, 1788) The Changeable Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Spizaetus nipalensis (Hodgson, 1836) The Mountain Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus nipalensis) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Spizaetus alboniger (Blyth, 1845) The Blyths Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus alboniger) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Spizaetus bartelsi Stresemann, 1924 The Javan Hawk Eagle, Spizaetus bartelsi is a medium-sized, up to 61cm long, dark brown raptor in the family Accipitridae. ... Binomial name Spizaetus lanceolatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 The Sulawesi Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus lanceolatus also known as Celebes Hawk-eagle is a medium-sized, up to 64cm long, crestless brown raptor in the family Accipitridae. ... Binomial name Gould, 1863 The Philippine Hawk-eagle, Aigle Des Philippines, or Aguila-azor Filipina (Spizaetus philippensis) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Wallace, 1868 The Wallaces Hawk-eagle, Aigle De Wallace, or Aguila-azor De Wallace (Spizaetus nanus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Wied (1820) The Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus), also known as the Tyrant Hawk-eagle[1], is a species of Eagle primarily distributed in parts of South America; central Mexico to eastern Peru, the south of Brazil, as well as certain parts of Argentina. ... Binomial name Spizaetus ornatus (Daudin, 1800) The Ornate Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name (Vieillot, 1816) The Black-and-white Hawk-eagle, Aigle Noir Et Blanc, Aguila Blanquinegra, Aguila-azor Blanquinegra, or Aguila-azor Chica (Spizaetus melanoleucus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... A medium sized bird (about 55cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara, except in the arid zones. ... Binomial name Stephanoaetus coronatus (Linnaeus, 1766) Crowned Eagle range The Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) is a very large, powerful, crested bird of prey (80-90 cm approx) found in tropical Africa south of the Sahara; in Southern Africa a common resident in suitable habitat in the eastern areas. ... Binomial name Polemaetus bellicosus (Daudin, 1800) Martial Eagle range The Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), is Africas largest eagle and is the only member of the genus Polemaetus. ... species The genus Hieraaetus- Hawk-eagles - is part of the Buteoninae subfamily of bird of prey species. ... Binomial name Gurney, 1862 The Ayress Hawk-eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Hieraaetus spilogaster (Bonaparte, 1850) The African Hawk Eagle (Hieraaetus spilogaster) is a large bird of prey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1712, 438 KB) Summary What: A picture of an eagle. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1712, 438 KB) Summary What: A picture of an eagle. ... Binomial name Aquila nipalensis (Hodgson, 1833) Synonyms Aquila rapax nipalensis The Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is a large bird of prey. ... The Lahore Zoo in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, established in 1872, was once considered one of the largest zoos, if not the largest zoo, in Asia. ... For other uses, see Extinction (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Harpagornis moorei Haast, 1872 Haasts Eagle (Harpagornis moorei), was a massive, extinct eagle that once lived on the South Island of New Zealand. ... Genera Several, see below. ... Binomial name Hieraaetus fasciatus (Vieillot, 1822) The Bonellis Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1788) Synonyms Hieraaetus pennatus The Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) (formerly Hieraaetus pennatus) is a medium-sized bird of prey. ... Little Eagle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Corson County, South Dakota, United States. ... For other uses, see Golden Eagle (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Aquila heliaca Savigny, 1809 Synonyms Aquila heliacea heliacea The Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) is very similar to the Golden Eagle, but a little smaller (length 80 cm, wingspan 200 cm). ... Binomial name Hieraaetus kienerii (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire,I, 1835) Rufous-bellied Eagle (Hieraaetus kienerii) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the buzzards, hawks and Old World vultures. ... Binomial name Aquila adalberti C. L. Brehm, 1861 The Spanish Imperial Eagle or Adalberts Eagle (Aquila adalberti) is closely related to the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca). ... Binomial name Aquila nipalensis (Hodgson, 1833) Synonyms Aquila rapax nipalensis The Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila rapax (Temminck, 1828) Tawny Eagle at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, North Devon, England The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila clanga Pallas, 1811 The Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga), or just Spotted Eagle, is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila pomarina Brehm, 1831 The Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila hastata The Indian Spotted Eagle (Aquila hastata) is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila verreauxii Lesson, 1830 Verreauxs Eagle (Aquila verreauxii), also known as the African Black Eagle or Black Eagle, is a large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila gurneyi Gray, 1860 Gurney’s Eagle, Aquila gurneyi, is a large eagle in the family Accipitridae. ... Binomial name Aquila wahlbergi Sundevall, 1851 The Wahlbergs Eagle (Aquila wahlbergi) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Aquila audax (Latham, 1802) The Wedge-tailed Eagle or Eaglehawk (Aquila audax) is a very large Australasian raptor and the most common of all the worlds large eagles. ... Binomial name Ictinaetus malayensis (Temminck, 1822) The Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis) is a bird of prey. ... Species Haliaeetus albicilla Haliaeetus leucocephalus Haliaeetus pelagicus Haliaeetus vocifer Haliaeetus leucogaster Haliaeetus sanfordi Haliaeetus vociferoides Haliaeetus leucoryphus Haliaeetus is the scientific name of the genus of birds of prey commonly known as the sea eagles. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Light Green: nesting area Blue: wintering area Dark Green: all-year Synonyms Falco albicilla Linnaeus, 1758 Haliaeetus albicilla albicilla Haliaeetus albicilla groenlandicus The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla[1]), also known as the Sea Eagle, Erne (sometimes Ern), or White-tailed Sea-eagle is a very... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) Bald Eagle range  Resident, breeding Summer visitor, breeding Winter visitor On migration only Star: accidental records Subspecies (Linnaeus, 1766) Southern Bald Eagle (Audubon, 1827) Northern Bald Eagle Synonyms Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766 The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America... Binomial name Haliaeetus pelagicus (Pallas, 1811) The Stellers Sea Eagle, (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus vocifer (Daudin, 1800) An African Fish Eagle in the Okavango Delta The African Fish Eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer, is a large species of eagle and a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus leucogaster Gmelin, 1788 The White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus sanfordi Mayr, 1935 The Sanfords Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus sanfordi) sometimes listed as Sanfords Sea Eagle, or Solomon Eagle is endemic to the Solomon Islands. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus vociferoides Des Murs, 1845 The Madagascar Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. ... ... Ichthyophaga is a genus of eagles. ... Binomial name Ichthyophaga humilis (Müller,S & Schlegel, 1841) The Lesser Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis ) is a species of large fish eagle found in the foothills of the Himalayas. ... Binomial name Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus (Horsfield, 1821) The Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) is a bird of prey. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (888x1280, 203 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Eagle ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (888x1280, 203 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Eagle ... Binomial name ( Gmelin, 1788) Light Green: nesting area Blue: wintering area Dark Green: resident all year The Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. ... Circaetinae is a bird of prey subfamily which consists of a group of medium to large broad-winged species. ... CambridgeBayWeather 22:28, 28 August 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Species Circaetus, the snake eagles, is a genus of medium-sized eagles in the bird of prey family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as buzzards and harriers. ... Binomial name ( Gmelin, 1788) Light Green: nesting area Blue: wintering area Dark Green: resident all year The Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. ... Binomial name Circaetus pectoralis ( A. Smith, 1829) The Black-chested Snake-eagle (Circaetus pectoralis) is a large african bird of prey of the accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Vieillot, 1818 The Brown Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinereus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name von Müller, 1851 The Western Banded Snake-eagle (Circaetus cinerascens) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Spilornis is a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Spilornis cheela (Latham, 1790) The Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Richmond, 1902 The South Nicobar Serpent-eagle or Águila Culebrera De Nicobar Mayor (Spilornis klossi, formerly ) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name The Mountain Serpent Eagle is a bird of prey that is found in northern Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan. ... Binomial name Gould, 1858 The Sulawesi Serpent-eagle (Spilornis rufipectus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Spilornis holospilus Vigors, 1831 The Philippine Serpent Eagle is an eagle found in the major islands of the Philippines. ... Binomial name (Blyth, 1863) The Andaman Serpent-eagle, Serpentaire Des Andaman, or Culebrera De Andamán (Spilornis elgini) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

Eagles in culture

The word

The modern English name of the bird is derived from the Latin term aquila by way of the French Aigle. The Latin aquila may derive from the word aquilus, meaning dark-colored, swarthy, or blackish, as a description of the eagle's plumage; or from Aquilo, the Latin version of Greek Boreas, or north wind. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ...


Old English used the term Earn, related to Scandinavia's Ørn / Örn. The etymology of this word is related to Greek ornos, literally meaning "bird". In this sense, the Eagle is the Bird with a capital B. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Etymologies redirects here. ...


Eagles as national symbols

Coat of arms of the town of Berg en Terblijt in the Netherlands, an example of the prolific use of the eagle in European heraldry.
Coat of arms of the town of Berg en Terblijt in the Netherlands, an example of the prolific use of the eagle in European heraldry.
Napoleonic eagle
Napoleonic eagle

The eagle has been used by many nations as a national symbol, depicting power, beauty and independence. Image File history File links Berg_en_Terblijt_(Weapon). ... Image File history File links Berg_en_Terblijt_(Weapon). ... Berg en Terblijt is a small village between the city of Maastricht en Valkenburg. ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1596x1911, 320 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Eagle First French Empire Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1596x1911, 320 KB) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Eagle First French Empire Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ...

For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (Arabic Munazzamat al-Tahrir Filastiniyyah منظمة تحرير فلسطينية ) is a political and paramilitary organization of Palestinian Arabs dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state to consist of the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with an intent to destroy Israel. ... The Czech Republic (Czech: Česká republika) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Flag of Moravia Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava; German: ; Hungarian: ; Polish: ) is a historical region in the east of the Czech RepublicCzechia. ... 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Flag ratio: 2:3 The national flag of Moldova (Moldavia) is a tricolor of blue (haist), yellow (centre) and red (fly) (ie. ... The Coat of Arms of Nigeria has a black shield with two white stripes that come together, like the letter Y. These represent the two main rivers flowing through Nigeria: the Benue River and the Niger River. ... The Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the official symbol of the Nigerian President. ... Pakistan Air Force (Urdu: پاک فضائیہ, Pak Fazaya) is the Aviation branch of the Pakistan armed forces and is responsible for defending Pakistani air-space from intrusions. ... Persia redirects here. ... Binomial name Ogilvie-Grant, 1896 The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is one of the rarest, largest and most powerful birds in the world. ... Flag of Poland with the coat of arms The Polish coat of arms is regulated by article 28(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland of 1997. ... 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Eagles as religious objects

Moche Eagle, A.D. 200, Larco Museum Collection, Lima, Peru.
Moche Eagle, A.D. 200, Larco Museum Collection, Lima, Peru.

Eagle lecterns are very common in Christian churches and cathedrals. The eagle is the symbol used to depict John the Apostle, whose writing most clearly witnesses the light and divinity of Christ. In art, John, as the presumed author of the Gospel, is often depicted with an eagle, which symbolizes the height he rose in the first chapter of his gospel. See Names of John. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Larco Museum (Spanish: ) is located in the Pueblo Libre District in Lima, Peru. ... Lectern in Seattle First Methodist Church. ... John the Apostle (Greek Ιωάννης, see names of John) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


The eagle is a sacred bird in some cultures and the feathers of the eagle are central to many religious and spiritual customs, especially amongst Native Americans in the United States and First Nations in Canada, as well as among many of the peoples of Meso-America. Some Native American peoples revere eagles as sacred religious objects and the feathers and parts of Bald and Golden Eagles are often compared to the Bible and crucifix. Eagle feathers are often used in various ceremonies and are used to honor noteworthy achievements and qualities such as exceptional leadership and bravery. In the cultures of the Northwest Coast, Eagle is also a supernatural being and also the ancestor and features in the heraldic crests of important clans known as totem poles. Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... Mesoamerica is the region extending from central Mexico south to the northwestern border of Costa Rica that gave rise to a group of stratified, culturally related agrarian civilizations spanning an approximately 3,000-year period before the European discovery of the New World by Columbus. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) Bald Eagle range  Resident, breeding Summer visitor, breeding Winter visitor On migration only Star: accidental records Subspecies (Linnaeus, 1766) Southern Bald Eagle (Audubon, 1827) Northern Bald Eagle Synonyms Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766 The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America... Binomial name Aquila chrysaetos Linnaeus, 1758 The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the world. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... The Crucifix, a cross with corpus, a symbol used in Catholicism in contrast with some other Christian communions, which use only a cross. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Totem poles are carved from great trees, most often Western Redcedar, along the Pacific coast of North America. ...


The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped the animal and often depicted eagles in their art.[6] The Moche civilization (alternately, the Mochica culture, Early Chimu, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc. ...


Despite modern and historic Native American practices of giving eagle feathers to non-indigenous people and also members of other tribes who have been deemed worthy, current United States eagle feather law stipulates that only individuals of certifiable Native American ancestry enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are legally authorized to obtain eagle feathers for religious or spiritual use.[7] In Canada, poaching of eagle feathers for the booming U.S. market has sometimes resulted in the arrests of First Nations person for the crime.[8] There are a number of federal wildlife laws pertaining to eagles and their feathers (e. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit. ...


Eagles as organizational symbols

Albanian Flag
Albanian Flag
  • Albania The Albanian Flag has a black double-headed eagle on a red field, with open wings. Its open wings symbolise the freedom, while the red field symbolises blood. The eagle is very important to Albanian. There have been several tales about eagles, for example The Tale of the Eagle. The Albanian name for Albania Shqipëria and shqipëtar means The land of Eagles.
  • Australia. The Royal Australian Air Force uses the Wedge-tailed Eagle on its coat of arms. There is also an Australian Rules Football club called the West Coast Eagles, and an NRL Football club called the Manly Sea Eagles.
  • China. Flying eagle is the logo of Shatin Pui Ying College in Hong Kong. In this school, an award is called Flying Eagle Award with the eagle badges as prizes.
  • Greece. The double-headed eagle is the emblem of the Greek sport clubs AEK (black eagle with open wings on yellow background) and PAOK (black eagle with closed wings on white background, as a symbol of mourning). It is a symbol of the clubs' origins, since both clubs were founded by Greeks who fled to Greece from Constantinople in 1922-23. The eagle itself is derived from the later version of the Roman Eagle, the Byzantine- or East Roman eagle.
  • Italy. The Roman eagle is the symbol of the Roman sports club S.S. Lazio.
  • Nigeria. The Nigeria Football Association, the nation's football (soccer) governing body, has a green eagle perched on a football as its organisational symbol and logo. The Nigerian national football team is known as the 'Super Eagles', the under-20 youth team as the 'Flying Eagles', and the under-17 national side as the 'Golden Eaglets'. They all have an eagle as their symbol.
  • Portugal. Eagle is the symbol of the Portuguese football team Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
  • Turkey. Black Eagles is used for the Turkish sports club Beşiktaş J.K..Turkish Seljukian double headed eagle abmlem.
  • USA. Eagles are a common motif for American companies and organizations seeking association with a national identity. A few examples are the United States Postal Service, the Constitution Party, and the name of the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Among the sports teams whose mascot is an eagle, the only one in a major league of a major sport (by U.S. standards) is the Philadelphia Eagles (American football). The U.S. international rugby teams are also known as the Eagles.
  • México. Eagle is the mascot form Club America´s football club, since 1981.
  • Persian Empire: the symbol of the Persian army was an eagle

Image File history File links Flag_of_Albania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Albania. ... For other uses, see Blood (disambiguation). ... The flag of Albania features an eagle. ... The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the Air Force branch of the Australian Defence Force. ... Binomial name Aquila audax (Latham, 1802) The Wedge-tailed Eagle or Eaglehawk (Aquila audax) is a very large Australasian raptor and the most common of all the worlds large eagles. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... West Coast Eagles Football Club is an Australian rules football club competing in the Australian Football League. ... Shatin Pui Ying College (Chinese: 沙田培英中學), abbreviated as SPYC or PYC, was established in 1978. ... Double-headed eagle emblem of the Eastern Roman Empire. ... AEK is the name of several sports teams, including: AEK Athens FC, in Athens, Greece AEK Athens BC, a basketball team associated with AEK Athens FC AEK Larnaca FC, in Larnaca, Cyprus AEK Patras FC, a fourth division football/soccer team in Patras This page concerning a three-letter acronym... PAOK Sports Club Crest PAOK or Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Konstantinoupoliton also known as Two headed eagle (Greek: Πανθεσσαλονίκειος Αθλητικός Όμιλος Κωνσταντινουπολιτών), or the Pan-Thessalonican Athletic Organisation of (the people of) Konstantinople, is a sports club from Thessaloniki, Greece. ... Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club most noted for its football section, founded in 1900 and based in Rome. ... The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) organises domestic and international soccer in Nigeria. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Benfica is a civil parish of the Portuguese capital, Lisboa (Lisbon). ... BeÅŸiktaÅŸ J.K. (Full Turkish name: BeÅŸiktaÅŸ Jimnastik Kulübü, BeÅŸiktaÅŸ Gymnastics Club) is a Turkish sports club from Ä°stanbul, which professionally participates in many branches including football, basketball, volleyball, handball and chess. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... The Constitution Party is a conservative United States political party. ... An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... For the Boy Scouting program within the BSA, see Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Club de Futbol Am rica, also known as Club Am rica or simply Am rica, is a Mexican professional football club. ...

References

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  • Splitting headaches? Recent taxonomic changes affecting the British and Western Palaearctic lists - Martin Collinson, British Birds vol 99 (June 2006), 306-323
  • Bruguier, Leonard.A Warrior's Eagle Feather

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See also

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