Beak and foot of an eagle

Beak and foot of an eagle
Beak and foot of an eagle: large diurnal bird of prey, with a hooked beak and powerful claws, which inhabits mountaintops.
Cere: membrane that covers the base of an eagle's beak.
Nare: entrance to an eagle's respiratory system.
Maxilla: upper part of an eagle's beak.
Tongue: taste organ of an eagle.
Mandible: lower part of an eagle's beak.
Chin: part of the face of an eagle below its beak.
Throat: front of an eagle's neck.
Eye: sight organ of an eagle.
Auricular region: part of the head of an eagle related to hearing.
Middle toe: jointed middle appendage.
External toe: jointed outer appendage.
Internal toe: jointed inner appendage.
Nail: hard organ at the end of a digit.
Hind toe: rear jointed appendage.
Tarsus: part of an eagle's leg just above the foot.

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EN : Eagle
FR : Aigle
ES : Águila


Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird order Falconiformes and family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other genetically. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the USA and Canada, a few more in Central and South America, and three in Australia. Eagles are differentiated from other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and bill. Even the smallest eagles, like the Booted Eagle, which is comparable in size to a Common Buzzard or Red-tailed Hawk, have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight.

Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from the vultures. Like all birds of prey, eagles have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight to enable them to spot potential prey from a very long distance. This keen eyesight is primarily contributed by their extremely large pupils which cause minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light. Eagles build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs. Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched. Eagles are sometimes used in falconry. They appear prominently in myth and literature. In the Old World, such references are commonly to the Golden Eagle.

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