Eagles are medium to large-sized birds of prey that use soaring or sprinting flight to hunt. They build a stick nest and lay 1 - 3 eggs that have a green inner lining. There are four different types of eagles.

Typical or booted eagles range in size and shape from small hawk-eagles to large soaring eagles.

Serpent or snake-eagles mainly eat reptiles and carrion. The lower legs are covered by armor-like scales that help protect against snakebites.

Forest eagles live in tropical rainforests, and include some of the largest and most powerful eagles. Their lower legs are not feathered.

Sea or fish-eagles are large, powerful, long-winged eagles. These eagles do not have feathers on their lower legs. They have rough surfaces on the pads of their feet for holding slippery fish.

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Bateleur
[ Kids/Teens ] Read about this serpent-eagle's diet, how it hunts, and why its legs don't have feathers. See photos and take a quiz. From The Peregrine Fund.
Harpy Eagle
[ Kids/Teens ] The Peregrine Fund explains what this forest eagle looks like, what it eats, how it hunts, how they got their name, and interesting facts. See photos and take a quiz.
Ornate Hawk-Eagle
[ Kids/Teens ] Explains how big these booted eagles are, where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, and interesting facts. See photos and take a quiz. From The Peregrine Fund.
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