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Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Tuesday, December 27th 2011. | Largest

Largest Eagle are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 61 species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Many different species of eagle are found in the Philippines. Here are the list of top 10 Largest Eagle in the world.

 

10. Verreaux’s Eagle – 72-90cm

Verreauxs Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle Verreaux's Eagle

This largest eagle is a very striking jet-black eagle, not as big as most big eagles. With wing 2.1m and weight avg 5kg, up to 5.8kg

 

9. African Martial Eagle - 76-83cm

African Martial Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle African Martial Eagle

The wing 2.1m and avg 5.1kg, up to 6.2kg. Africa’s largest eagle, however not as large as other eagles above. Very powerful and attacks big prey for its size. The talons and legs r slim and long, a specialization for hunting birds, which r its main prey..rather short tail, like the eurasian sea eagle used to be classified in a genus of its own (polemaetus) but changed to Hieeratus (hawk-eagles), and recently some scientist placed it with the Aquila (booted eagles).

 

8. White -tailed sea eagle – 70-92cm, 66-89cm

White tailed sea eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle White -tailed sea eagle

This largest eagle is bulky stout eagle. Wing up to 2.4m, 2-2.45m, 183-239cm and weight avg 5.5kg. 5.1kg, up to 7.5kg, range 3.1-7kg, 3.6-6.5kg.

 

7. African Crowned Eagle - 81-90cm

African Crowned Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle African Crowned Eagle

Africa’s most powerful and largest eagle, however it is very lightweight. Avg only 4kg+ for females, probably the 3rd most powerful eagle.

 

6. Philippine Eagle - 90-100cm

Philippine Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle Philippine Eagle

Approx 2m wing with probably max 8kg. Often clamied as the largest eagle but the bulk of its “size” (like the wedge-tailed eagle) actually derived from its long legs, giving a false impression of great size the talons and claws r not the most powerful, but the beak is 2nd only to the stellars sea eagle among the eagles.

 

5. Bald Eagle - 79-94cm

Bald Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle Bald Eagle

Wing 178-229cm, avg 5.2kg, up to 6.3kg. This is the largest eagle, wingspan somehow not as impressive, while weaker talons compared to golden eagles.

 

4. Berkut Golden Eagle – 76-102cm

Berkut Golden Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle Berkut Golden Eagle

Avg 6.5kg, record 12kg+ with wing 2.1m, record 2.8m, 203-224cm.

 

3. Harpy Eagle - 89-102cm

Harpy Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle Harpy Eagle

Wing approx 2m – 7.2-7.7kg, up to 9kg. This is the largest eagle and world’s most powerful eagle. One of the heaviest eagles, record up to 12kg wild specimen (unlike harpy’s record captive) also longest recorded wingspan at up to 2.8m.

 

2. Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle – 2.79, 2.84cm, even 3.35m

Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Once believed to posses the longest wingspan of all eagles, current data suggest about the same wingspan as other largest eagle, length mainly due to long diamond-shaped tail, surprisngly lightweight for its size, very lanky one of the longest wingspans, avg 2.3m in the past, records of up to.

 

1. Stellars Sea Eagle – 221-244cm

Stellars Sea Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagle Stellars Sea Eagle

Length 85-105cm, wing 220-245cm, weight 6.8-9kg. World’s Biggest Eagle, one of two eagles that rivals the harpy eagle in weight but, like other fish eagles, the talons and feet r weaker and smaller than booted eagles, such as the golden eagle and the largest eagle.


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