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Eagles by Mind Map: Eagles

1. The Types of Eagles

1.1. bald eagle: animal of our country

1.2. golden eagle: lives aroung northern hemisphere

1.3. bateleur eagle: eats snakes

1.4. harpy eagle: snake-eater lives in South America

2. Challenges

2.1. poaching: might cause extinction

2.2. lead poisoning from geese

2.3. electrocution: might cause death

3. Eyes

3.1. eagles can blink with a nicitating membrane; slides down every 3-4 seconds

3.2. eagles= 20/15 eyesight

3.3. eyes so big, have to turn whole head aroung to see

4. Characteristics

4.1. steal from each other

4.2. clean feathers in lakes; be careful not to drown

4.3. female eagle bigger than a male eagle

5. How an Eagle gets its Prey

5.1. sits on branch to observe prey

5.2. decision to kill or not; too many chances, might cause of weakness

5.3. gravity helps eagle catch prey

6. Adaptations

6.1. sharp talons: tear meat

6.2. sharp beak: help feed young

6.3. eyes: see prey far away

7. Eaglets

7.1. elder eaglet would kill the younger eaglet for food

7.2. eaglets have their first flight in 9 weeks after birth

7.3. eaglets more mature; no contact with parents

8. Nests

8.1. four kinds: Disk, Inverted Cone, Bowl, Cylindrical

8.2. are made from sticks; are high up

8.3. eagle use same nest every year