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Where do eagles live?

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According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, eagles nest and roost in forests. When they hunt for food, eagles seek out bodies of shallow fresh or salt water.

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Where do eagles live?
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Eagles tend to pick mature trees far from people to build their nests. When roosting, the birds prefer to sit in the highest trees near water sources. Again, these areas are usually isolated from human activity. The American Eagle Foundation indicates that there are 59 species of eagles in the world, and they live on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. These species are categorized by behavior and diet into four groups: fish eagles, booted eagles, snake eagles and giant forest eagles.

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