EaglesEagles are large, powerfully built birds of prey, with heavy heads and beaks. Even the smallest eagles, such as the Eagle Hawk, 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 – despite the reduced size of aerodynamic feathers. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from some Vulture's. The smallest species of eagle is the Southern serpent eagle, found mainly in Southern Talosia, Emidia and Sythia, at 450g (1lb) and 40cm (16in). The largest species are discussed below. Like all birds of prey, eagles have very large, hooked beaks for ripping flesh from their prey, strong, muscular legs, and powerful talons. The beak is typically heavier than that of most other birds of prey. Eagles' eyes are extremely powerful. It is estimated that the martial eagle, whose eye is more than twice as long as a human eye, has a visual acuity 3.0 to 3.6 times that of humans. This acuity enables eagles to spot potential prey from a very long distance. This keen eyesight is primarily attributed to their extremely large pupils which ensure minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light. The female of all known species of eagles is larger than the male. Eagles normally 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. The dominant chick tends to be a female, as they are bigger than the male. The parents take no action to stop the killing. Due to the size and power of many eagle species, they are ranked at the top of the food chain as apex predators in the avian world. The type of prey varies by genus. Many eagles prefer to capture fish, though the species often capture various animals, especially other water birds. The snake and serpent eagles of Talosia, Emidia and Sythia predominantly prey on the great diversity of snakes found in these tropical areas. The Common Eagle are often the top birds of prey in open habitats, taking almost any medium-sized vertebrate they can catch. Many Eagles live predominantly in woodlands and forest. These eagles often target various arboreal or ground-dwelling mammals and birds, which are often unsuspectingly ambushed in such dense, knotty environments. Hunting techniques differ among the species and genera, with some individual eagles having engaged in quite varied techniques based on their environment and prey at any given time. Most eagles grab prey without landing and take flight with it, so the prey can be carried to a perch and torn apart.
Beast (Eagle): Eagles are larger than almost all other common birds, being an apex predator bird of prey. They range in colour from light browns to black with sharp hooked beaks and flesh ripping talons.
Ecology and Habitats
Eagles are predators, and feed chiefly on fish and small ground-dwelling animals, although they have been known to take significantly larger prey. They tend to lay two eggs every nesting season; once the eggs hatch, the stronger chick will typically cannibalize its sibling.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Passive Perception 14.
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