The eagle, depicted on Germany's national coat of arms, is also the country's official bird and animal symbol. Many other countries share the eagle as a national symbol, including the United States, Egypt and Austria.
The eagle is depicted on German currency as well as its coat of arms and military ensigns. The coat of arms features the same black, red and yellow color scheme as the German flag, but with an eagle prominently displayed in its center as a black silhouette with outspread wings. Courage, strength and victory are some of the qualities attributed to the eagle as a popular heraldic symbol.