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What is a group of eagles called?

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According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a group of eagles is referred to as a convocation. OneKind indicates that over 60 different species of eagles are spread throughout the world.

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Although eagles are large birds, their structures vary somewhat depending upon their habitats. Forest-dwellers have short wings and long tails that help them maneuver through the trees. Broad wingspans and short tails are characteristic of eagles living in open areas. Most eagles are carnivorous, and both Harpy and Philippine eagles are able to hunt and carry off large prey such as deer and monkeys. The African vulturine fish-eagle is an unusual species that feeds primarily on oil palm fruit.

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