Q:

What is the largest eagle in the world?

A:

The largest eagle in the world is Steller's sea eagle. It weighs between 13 to 20 pounds and has a wingspan of up to 8 feet.

Stellar's sea eagles are only believed to breed in far eastern Russia, along the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. During the winter, many of them migrate from their breeding grounds in Russia to Japan.

Steller's sea eagles are carnivores and primarily eat cod and salmon. They also eat crabs, ducks, gulls, squid and shellfish by diving and clutching their prey in their long talons.

These eagles are revered in Japan, where they are a national symbol and known as O-washi.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the enemies of the bald eagle?

    A:

    Humans represent the biggest enemy of bald eagles due to chemicals, vehicles or power lines. Other large birds or mammals, such as owls or raccoons, may occasionally prey on a nestling. Extinction threatened the bald eagle during the 20th century.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a Desert Eagle?

    A:

    The Desert Eagle is a semi-automatic pistol designed by Magnum Research Incorporated of Fridley, Minnesota. It fires a .50 caliber cartridge and uses a gas-operated reloading system. The magazine capacity is seven rounds of .50 caliber ammunition.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why are bald eagles endangered?

    A:

    Bald eagles are endangered because humans have contaminated the bald eagle's food through poisonous chemicals such as DDT, destroyed their habitat areas and shot them illegally. The bald eagle is the national symbol for the United States, so the American government decided to enact the Endangered Species Act to protect the bird.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some kinds of sea eagles?

    A:

    There are eight species of sea eagles, all members of the genus Haliaeetus. The most well known is the bald eagle. Another sea eagle, the white-tailed eagle, is the largest eagle in Europe.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore