Bible Birds – Eagles

Bible Birds – Eagles

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) ©©EdGaillard

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) ©©EdGaillard

But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. (Isa 40:31)

Fun Eagle Facts for Kids

(from Science Kids)

Check out our range of fun eagle facts for kids. Learn how they catch their prey, where they build their nests and much more.

Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about eagles.

  • Eagles are large, powerful birds of prey.
  • Eagles have large, hooked beaks.
  • Eagles have excellent eyesight.
  • Eagles have powerful talons which help them catch prey.
  • Eagles build their nests on high cliffs or in tall trees.
  • There are over 60 different species of eagle.
  • Eagles feature prominently on the coat of arms of a large number of countries, such as Germany, Mexico, Egypt, Poland and Austria.
  • Golden eagles have been known to hunt foxes, wild cats and even young deer and goats.
  • Female golden eagles usually lay between one and four eggs each breeding season.
  • Bald eagles aren’t actually bald. More bald eagle facts.

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An alphabetical list of the Accipitridae – Kites, Hawks and Eagles Family:

African Cuckoo-Hawk (Aviceda cuculoides)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro)
African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus)
African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster)
African Marsh Harrier (Circus ranivorus)
Andaman Serpent Eagle (Spilornis elgini)
Archer’s Buzzard (Buteo archeri)
Augur Buzzard (Buteo augur)
Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Barred Hawk (Leucopternis princeps)
Barred Honey Buzzard (Pernis celebensis)
Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus)
Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)
Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)
Beaudouin’s Snake Eagle (Circaetus beaudouini)
Besra (Accipiter virgatus)
Bicolored Hawk (Accipiter bicolor)
Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes)
Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis)
Black Harrier (Circus maurus)
Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus)
Black Honey Buzzard (Henicopernis infuscatus)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Black Sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus)
Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori)
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus melanoleucus)
Black-breasted Buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon)
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
Black-chested Snake Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
Black-faced Hawk (Leucopternis melanops)
Black-mantled Goshawk (Accipiter melanochlamys)
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Blyth’s Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus alboniger)
Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)
Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)
Brown Snake Eagle (Circaetus cinereus)
Cape Verde Buzzard (Buteo bannermani)
Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres)
Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle (Aquila africana)
Central Nicobar Serpent Eagle (Spilornis minimus)
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus)
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk (Accipiter castanilius)
Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis buergersi)
Chilean Hawk (Accipiter chilensis)
Chinese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis)
Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus)
Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)
Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus)
Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Congo Serpent Eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis)
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Crane Hawk (Geranospiza caerulescens)
Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis)
Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus)
Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)
Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus)
Crowned Solitary Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus)
Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii)
Cuban Kite (Chondrohierax wilsonii)
Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates)
Doria’s Goshawk (Megatriorchis doriae)
Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus)
Dwarf Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nanus)
Eastern Buzzard (Buteo japonicus)
Eastern Chanting Goshawk (Melierax poliopterus)
Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)
Eastern Marsh Harrier (Circus spilonotus)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)
Fiji Goshawk (Accipiter rufitorques)
Flores Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus floris)
Forest Buzzard (Buteo trizonatus)
Frances’s Sparrowhawk (Accipiter francesiae)
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar)
Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis)
Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)
Great Nicobar Serpent Eagle (Spilornis klossi)
Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)
Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae)
Grey Hawk (Buteo plagiatus)
Grey-backed Hawk (Leucopternis occidentalis)
Grey-bellied Hawk (Accipiter poliogaster)
Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus)
Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Icthyophaga ichthyaetus)
Grey-headed Goshawk (Accipiter poliocephalus)
Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis)
Grey-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus)
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Gundlach’s Hawk (Accipiter gundlachi)
Gurney’s Eagle (Aquila gurneyi)
Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja)
Harris’s Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Hawaiian Hawk (Buteo solitarius)
Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Henst’s Goshawk (Accipiter henstii)
Himalayan Buzzard (Buteo burmanicus)
Himalayan Vulture (Gyps himalayensis)
Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)
Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)
Imitator Goshawk (Accipiter imitator)
Indian Spotted Eagle (Aquila hastata)
Indian Vulture (Gyps indicus)
Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus)
Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis)
Javan Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus bartelsi)
Jerdon’s Baza (Aviceda jerdoni)
Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos)
Legge’s Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus kelaarti)
Lesser Fish Eagle (Icthyophaga humilis)
Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
Letter-winged Kite (Elanus scriptus)
Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)
Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)
Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus)
Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus)
Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis)
Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)
Long-tailed Hawk (Urotriorchis macrourus)
Long-tailed Honey Buzzard (Henicopernis longicauda)
Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni)
Madagascar Buzzard (Buteo brachypterus)
Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk (Aviceda madagascariensis)
Madagascar Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides)
Madagascar Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides radiatus)
Madagascar Serpent Eagle (Eutriorchis astur)
Madagascar Sparrowhawk (Accipiter madagascariensis)
Malagasy Harrier (Circus macrosceles)
Mantled Hawk (Leucopternis polionotus)
Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)
Meyer’s Goshawk (Accipiter meyerianus)
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
Moluccan Goshawk (Accipiter henicogrammus)
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Montane Solitary Eagle (Harpyhaliaetus solitarius)
Mountain Buzzard (Buteo oreophilus)
Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis)
Mountain Serpent Eagle (Spilornis kinabaluensis)
New Britain Goshawk (Accipiter princeps)
New Britain Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brachyurus)
Nicobar Sparrowhawk (Accipiter butleri)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)
Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus)
Ovambo Sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis)
Pacific Baza (Aviceda subcristata)
Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus)
Pallas’s Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)
Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)
Papuan Eagle (Harpyopsis novaeguineae)
Papuan Harrier (Circus spilothorax)
Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii)
Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
Philippine Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus philippensis)
Philippine Honey Buzzard (Pernis steerei)
Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus)
Pied Goshawk (Accipiter albogularis)
Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos)
Pinsker’s Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus pinskeri)
Plain-breasted Hawk (Accipiter ventralis)
Plumbeous Hawk (Leucopternis plumbeus)
Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)
Pygmy Eagle (Hieraaetus weiskei)
Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Red-chested Goshawk (Accipiter toussenelii)
Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)
Red-necked Buzzard (Buteo auguralis)
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythropus)
Reunion Harrier (Circus maillardi)
Ridgway’s Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi)
Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)
Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus)
Rufous Crab Hawk (Buteogallus aequinoctialis)
Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle (Lophotriorchis kienerii)
Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris)
Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythrauchen)
Rufous-tailed Hawk (Buteo ventralis)
Rufous-thighed Hawk (Accipiter erythronemius)
Rufous-thighed Kite (Harpagus diodon)
Rufous-winged Buzzard (Butastur liventer)
Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppellii)
Sanford’s Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus sanfordi)
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis)
Scissor-tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii)
Semicollared Hawk (Accipiter collaris)
Semiplumbeous Hawk (Leucopternis semiplumbeus)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
Shikra (Accipiter badius)
Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus)
Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)
Slate-colored Hawk (Leucopternis schistaceus)
Slaty-mantled Goshawk (Accipiter luteoschistaceus)
Slender-billed Kite (Helicolestes hamatus)
Slender-billed Vulture (Gyps tenuirostris)
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
Socotra Buzzard (Buteo socotraensis)
Southern Banded Snake Eagle (Circaetus fasciolatus)
Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti)
Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk (Accipiter trinotatus)
Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)
Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)
Steller’s Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)
Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)
Sulawesi Goshawk (Accipiter griseiceps)
Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus lanceolatus)
Sulawesi Serpent Eagle (Spilornis rufipectus)
Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)
Tiny Hawk (Accipiter superciliosus)
Upland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius)
Variable Goshawk (Accipiter hiogaster)
Variable Hawk (Buteo polyosoma)
Verreaux’s Eagle (Aquila verreauxii)
Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rhodogaster)
Wahlberg’s Eagle (Hieraaetus wahlbergi)
Wallace’s Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nanus)
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)
Western Banded Snake Eagle (Circaetus cinerascens)
Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
White Hawk (Leucopternis albicollis)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)
White-bellied Goshawk (Accipiter haplochrous)
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
White-breasted Hawk (Accipiter chionogaster)
White-browed Hawk (Leucopternis kuhli)
White-collared Kite (Leptodon forbesi)
White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis)
White-necked Hawk (Leucopternis lacernulatus)
White-rumped Hawk (Buteo leucorrhous)
White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus)
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)
White-throated Hawk (Buteo albigula)
Yellow-billed Kite (Milvus aegyptius)
Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus)


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