Category: Birds


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Harpy Eagle

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The Harpy eagle is one of the most powerful birds of prey in the world. It has huge talons and is extremely fierce. Female Harpy eagles weigh 14-18 pounds while male eagles weigh 10-16 pounds. The Harpy eagle can be found in Mexico,  throughout Central America, and in parts of South America. The Harpy eagle is a carnivore, so it eats a variety of small rodents, sloths, porcupines and opossums. Their population is unknown.

Fun fact: The harpy eagle’s talons are the size of grizzly bear claws!

Red Tailed Hawk

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The red tailed hawk is a threatened animal. They are approximately 19-23 inches tall and have a wingspan of up to 4.5 feet! The Red tailed hawk weighs 2-4 pounds. The Red tailed hawk is a carnivore, therefore their diet consists of many types of rodents, small mammals, reptiles, and  other birds. Their habitat ranges all the way from Alaska to Quebec! When they are ready to lay eggs, they lay a clutch of 1-5 eggs, and it takes around 3 days for the eggs to hatch.

Fun Fact: When diving, they can exceed 120 mph!

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The Great Blue heron is the largest North American heron.  It is 45-54 inches tall and has a 66-79 inch wingspan. Their neck is a rusty gray color and they have a nearly white face. Their body is a darker gray, and so are their legs. Their diet consists of  many types of fish, lizards, frogs, insects, and rodents. To communicate, their call is a harsh croak. Blue heron eggs are incubated for approximately 28 days, then hatch with in 1 or 2 days. The Blue heron is found in most of North America and can also be found in some of Canada and Alaska. some of their predators are bears, hawks , racoons, and even Bald eagles.

Fun Fact: Blue heron females lay 3-7 eggs, and they are called a clutch.

Bald Eagle

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The Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. The Bald Eagle lives in forests usually next to the shores of lakes and oceans.  Their diet usually consists of fish but they also eat a variety of small mammals like snakes and birds. Bald Eagles are a threatened species.  In the wild Bald Eagles can live from 20-30 years max and it takes around 1 month for an egg to hatch. Adult eagles wing span can reach up to 7 ft long and they can weigh 9-14 pounds.

Fun Fact: Adult Eagles have 7000 feathers!