- This article is about the broad family of birds. For other meanings, see Eagle (disambiguation).
Eagles large predatory birds, which are found in almost all parts of the world. They are members of the bird of prey order Falconiformes, family Accipitridae. They belong to several different genera.
The eagle has been used by many nations as a national symbol, depicting both power and beauty. The Ptolemaic rulers of Egypt used it as their seal, while the Romans used it on the standards of their armies. The United States adopted the North American Bald Eagle as its national emblem.
Like all birds of prey, eagles have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight to enable them to spot potential prey from a distance.
Genus Aquila. Typical eagles.
Genus Haliaeetus, Sea eagles:
- Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
- White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
- Steller's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus
- African Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
- Pallas' Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
- Sanford' Sea Eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi
- Madacascar Sea Eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides
, Monkey-eating eagles:
, Snake eagles:
, harpy eagle
, harpy eagle
- New Guinean Harpy Eagle, Harpyopsis novaeguineae
†, Haast's Eagle
, Buzzard Eagle
- Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Geranoaetus melanoleucus
The Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle are the only eagles native to North America