An eagle may also be called a "bird of prey," "a raptor," or an "accipitrid." Bird of prey and raptor are often treated as synonymous, although raptors are defined as having specific traits that make their bodies well prepared for hunting and consuming prey.
Bird of prey is the most general of these terms, and includes all species within the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes. Many other bird species prey upon insects or fish, but birds of prey share distinct differences and have a closer familial relationship to each other. Raptors have keen eyesight, hooked beaks, sharp talons and carnivorous diets. Accipitrids are birds of the family Accipitridae, which includes all eagle species and their closest sister species: the hawk.Learn More
A baby eagle is called an eaglet, but is often referred to as a chick. There are 59 species of eagles and they are all birds of prey.Full Answer >
The scientific name for the bald eagle is Haliaeetus leucocephalus. The first part of the name, Haliaeetus, is Latin for sea eagle, and the second part, leucocephalus, means white-headed.Full Answer >
The scientific name for the bald eagle is Haliaeetus leucocephalus, which is formed from the words "halo," "aeetos" and "leukos," meaning sea eagle with a white head. Its common name refers to its white head, since at one time, the word "bald" meant "white."Full Answer >
Pagasa is the name of the first Philippine eagle bred in captivity. Hatched on Jan. 15th, 1992, at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City Philippines, Pagasa's name is the Tagalog word for hope.Full Answer >