What Do You Call a Baby Eagle?


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A baby eagle is called an eaglet, but is often referred to as a chick. There are 59 species of eagles and they are all birds of prey.

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Eagles build their nests in tall trees or on the sides of cliffs, where they lay two eggs. The bigger eaglet, typically either the oldest or the female, often kills the smaller sibling once it has hatched. The parents of the chicks do not intervene.

When attracting mates, eagles put on aerial displays where they swoop and dive. These dives are extreme and look as though the eagle may crash into the ground. During these displays, male eagles engage in air fights with each other and lock talons, after which they free fall toward the ground.

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