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2009-09-12 14:00:00

An ancient eagle that once ruled the skies above New Zealand appears to have been a predator, and may have fed on human flesh, researchers said Friday. Writing in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ken Ashwell of the University of New South Wales in Australia and Paul Scofield of the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand reported that the Haast's eagle was a predatory creature. "This science supports Maori [native New Zealander] mythology of the legendary pouakai or hokioi, a huge bird that...


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Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis
2012-04-02 17:47:01

The Crested Eagle, (Morphnus guianensis), is a species of bird of prey found from Guatemala through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia to north Argentina. In Brazil, this species has suffered greatly due to habitat destruction and is mostly found only in the Amazon basin in that region. In Ecuador it is mainly found in the Eastern Andean mountains. It is the only member of its...

Barred Hawk, Leucopternis princeps
2012-04-02 15:30:43

The Barred Hawk, (Leucopternis princeps), also known as the Black-chested Hawk, is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. This species has a large extent of occurrence that covers more than 215,000 square miles. It is primarily a Caribbean species of the middle altitudes, that are found on both sides...

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2006-02-26 15:50:59

The Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) is a large bird of prey that belongs to the family Accipitridae. It is about 47 cm in length and has a wingspan of 120cm. This migratory eagle breeds in southern Europe, north Africa and across Asia and winters in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. One to two eggs are laid in a tree or crag nest. It typically prefers wooded, often hilly, country with some open areas. Prey includes small mammals, reptiles and birds. This small eagle is similar to...

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2006-02-26 15:38:32

The Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) is a large bird of prey that belongs to the family Accipitridae. It breeds in southern Europe, Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across southern Asia to Indonesia. It is a resident breeder which lays 1-3 eggs in a tree or crag nest. The Bonelli's Eagle lives in wooded, often hilly, country with some open areas. The African race prefers savannah, forest edges, cultivation, and scrub, provided there are some large trees. It...

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2006-02-26 15:27:13

The Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) is known to be Africa's largest eagle, measuring on average 76-83 cm in length. Its preferred habitat is south of the Sahara Desert, in the semi-desert and open savanna regions of southern and eastern Africa. The eagle prefers to feed on game birds, but also eats animals such as snakes, jackals, lizards, young impalas and meerkats. This is a very long-lived bird, living up to 50 years of age. They build nests up to 2 m across and 0.9 m deep. The...

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