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Eagles by Mind Map: Eagles
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Eagles

The Types of Eagles

bald eagle: animal of our country

golden eagle: lives aroung northern hemisphere

bateleur eagle: eats snakes

harpy eagle: snake-eater lives in South America

Challenges

poaching: might cause extinction

lead poisoning from geese

electrocution: might cause death

Eyes

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

eagles= 20/15 eyesight

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

Characteristics

steal from each other

clean feathers in lakes; be careful not to drown

female eagle bigger than a male eagle

How an Eagle gets its Prey

sits on branch to observe prey

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

gravity helps eagle catch prey

Adaptations

sharp talons: tear meat

sharp beak: help feed young

eyes: see prey far away

Eaglets

elder eaglet would kill the younger eaglet for food

eaglets have their first flight in 9 weeks after birth

eaglets more mature; no contact with parents

Nests

four kinds: Disk, Inverted Cone, Bowl, Cylindrical

are made from sticks; are high up

eagle use same nest every year