The Philippine eagle has a massive beak, eyes that are slightly blue in color, and a mound of feathers that gives the impression of a headdress. One of the world's largest eagles, it weighs up to 14 pounds and stands approximately 3 feet tall with a wingspan of nearly 7 feet.
An eagle may also be called a "bird of prey," "a raptor," or an "accipitrid." Bird of prey and raptor are often treated as synonymous, although raptors are defined as having specific traits that make their bodies well prepared for hunting and consuming prey.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, eagles nest and roost in forests. When they hunt for food, eagles seek out bodies of shallow fresh or salt water.
A bald eagle has several distinct calls. The adult calls consist mostly of a series of high-pitched whistling or piping notes. The female has a distinctive mating call, a protracted low, soft note.
The most popular songs by the rock band Eagles are "Hotel California," "One of These Nights" and "Lyin' Eyes." Other popular Eagles songs include "Desperado," "Take It Easy," "Take It to the Limit," "Best of My Love" and "Heartache Tonight."
Some songs by the Eagles are "Take It Easy," "Witchy Woman," "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," and "Hole in the World." Other songs are "Take it to the Limit," "Tequila Sunrise," "Best of My Love," "Peaceful Easy Loving" and "Desperado."
Eagles eat mostly fish, which comprises 60 to 90 percent of their diet. In addition to fish, they eat other birds, such as herons, crows, grouses, ducks or gulls, and small mammals. If live food is scarce, they will scavenge for dead animals, including raccoon, deer, chickens and pigs.
Bald and golden eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The bald eagle is also protected by the Lacey Act. These eagles are native to North America.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a group of eagles is referred to as a convocation. OneKind indicates that over 60 different species of eagles are spread throughout the world.
In the United States, a stylized image of an eagle is used on the country's national seal to represent power and clarity of vision as the national bird. On the seal, the eagle grips a banner declaring "E pluribus unum" ("out of many, one"), and in its talons, it grips an olive branch symbolizing pea