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Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Monday, February 6th 2012. | Largest

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

Largest Eagles African Martial Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles African Martial Eagle

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

Largest Eagles Verreauxs Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles Verreaux's Eagle

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

Largest Eagles White tailed sea eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles White tailed sea eagle

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

Largest Eagles African Crowned Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles African Crowned Eagle

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

Largest Eagles Bald Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles Bald Eagle

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

Largest Eagles Philippine Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles Philippine Eagle

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

Largest Eagles Harpy Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles Harpy Eagle

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

Largest Eagles Berkut Golden Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles Berkut Golden Eagle

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

Largest Eagles Stellars Sea Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles Stellars Sea Eagle

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

Largest Eagles Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle Top 10 Largest Eagles in the World

Largest Eagles Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle

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.

 


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