Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World
Here are the top 10 largest eagles in the world. Eagles 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. Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the United States and Canada, nine more in Central and South America, and three in Australia.
10. African Martial Eagle – 76-83cm
Wing 2.1m and avg 5.1kg, up to 6.2kg
Africa’s largest eagle, 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.
9. Verreaux’s Eagle – 72-90cm
Wing 2.1m and weight avg 5kg, up to 5.8kg
Verreaux’s Eagle is a very striking jet-black eagle, not as big as most big eagles.
8. White tailed sea eagle – 70-92cm, 66-89cm
Wing up to 2.4m, 2-2.45m, 183-239cm
weight avg 5.5kg. 5.1kg, up to 7.5kg, range 3.1-7kg, 3.6-6.5kg
The White-tailed Eagle also known as the Sea Eagle, Erne (sometimes Ern), or White-tailed Sea-eagle, is a large bird of preyin the family Accipitridae which includes other raptors such as hawks, kites, and harriers.
7. African Crowned Eagle – 81-90cm
Africa’s most powerful eagle, however it is very lightweight avg only 4kg+ for females, probably the 3rd most powerful eagle.
6. Bald Eagle – 79-94cm
Wing 178-229cm and avg 5.2kg, up to 6.3kg
Bald Eagle is largest eagles, wingspan somehow not as impressive, while weaker talons compared to golden eagles.
5. Philippine Eagle – 90-100cm
Approx 2m wing
Often clamied as the largest eagles 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.
4. Harpy Eagle – 89-102cm
Wing approx 2m and 7.2-7.7kg, up to 9kg
The Harpy Eagle, sometimes known as the American Harpy Eagle, is a Neotropical species of eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the Americas, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer.
3. Berkut Golden Eagle – 76-102cm
Avg 6.5kg, record 12kg+ and wing 2.1m, record 2.8m, 203-224cm.
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. Stellars Sea Eagle – 85-105cm
Wing 220-245cm, 221-244cm and weight 6.8-9kg
World’s Biggest Eagles, 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
1. Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 3.35m
Once believed to posses the longest wingspan of all eagles, current data suggest about the same wingspan as other large eagles, 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 2.79, 2.84cm. Even 3.35m can be reach this largest eagles.