Do You Know? | 2017-06-08 |

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Do You Know?

    7th June, 2017 08:42:47 printer

Do You Know?

•    Eagles are large, powerful birds of prey. There are over 60 different species of eagle. The majority are found in Eurasia and Africa, with only 14 species found in other areas including North, Central and South America, and Australia.
•    Eagles are featured prominently on the coat of arms of a large number of countries, such as Germany, Mexico, Egypt, Poland and Austria.
•    Golden eagles have been known to hunt foxes, wild cats and even young deer and goats.
•    Female golden eagles usually lay between one and four eggs in each breeding season.
•    Sight is the strongest of all eagle senses. The eyes are large, can take up almost 50% of the head, and can weigh the same amount as a human eye. An eagles’ vision is 4–5 times better than that of a human.
•    Eagle eyes are angled 30 degrees away from centre of the face, which gives eagles a greater field of view. Eagles can see five basic colours to our three, and can detect UV light.
•    Eagles are apex predators, meaning they are at the top of the food chain. What eagles eat depends upon the species and the food that is available to them, but they are all carnivorous and live on a diet of meat and/or fish.