TOP 10 BIGGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS BIRDS OF PREY

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TOP 10 BIGGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS BIRDS OF PREY

In documentaries, you will see close to how skilled hunting animals are working to get a prey. Similarly, birds of prey. Below you can read how these fast-flying hunters feed themselves. In addition, they mainly use very good eyesight. From a distance of 1 to 2 kilometers, the animals can already see their prey. Certainly the larger ones among the birds of prey see their sharp beak and strong claws dangerously scary. In particular, the female birds of prey are large. It’s good that they do not like people. These are the top 10 largest birds of prey.

10. Blakistons fish owl (4.5 kilograms)

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TOP 10 BIGGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS BIRDS OF PREY

Perhaps less famous than that other big owl, the Oehoe (4.2 kg), but really the biggest, the Blakistons fish owl. However, they appear to be on the Oehoe, but are mats and have wider scalloped overpockets. It is the females that can get the heaviest, up to 4.5 kilograms. The males weigh 3 to 3.75 kilograms. The wings range is 150-205 centimeters. They occur in northern China, the adjacent area in Russia and in northern Japan. And then in the dense forests near rivers because they feed mainly with fish.

TOP 10 BIGGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS BIRDS OF PREY

9. Monkey eagle (6 kilograms)

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This animal is also called the Philippine monkey eagle, of course because he lives in the rainforests of the Philippines. The animal is about 1 meter tall and has a span of 1.9 meters. The maximum weight is 6 kilograms. As the name suggests, the Monkey Eagle chases on monkeys. He also likes flying cats, civet katties, snakes, rhino birds, crows and other big birds. He floats around between the tree tops and flies from there into a dive.

8. Fighting (6.2 kilograms)

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This bird, derived from the family of hawks and herds, lives in sub-Saharan Africa. The animal is 78 to 86 centimeters long and has a span of 2.12 meters. At most, the animal can weigh 6.2 kilograms. The combatant is able to kill progeny larger than oneself, such as a warthog or antelope. But usually the animal catches hare, varans and mango stones. Poultry must also dig down for this animal. He walks for a long time looking for something nice. Then he suddenly makes a long shallow dive and chases after his prey. In addition, he sometimes uses cover.

7. Stone eagle (6.5 kilograms)

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TOP 10 BIGGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS BIRDS OF PREY

Oneof the largest landers living in the northern hemisphere is the stone eagle. The animal is 80 to 93 centimeters long and has a span of 1.9 to 2.25 meters. He can reach a weight up to 6.5 kilograms. This animal has an extremely good sight. It sees rabbits, squirrels, marmots, turtles, snakes and chickens from a distance of 2 kilometers. From the sky, the animal grabs its prey with a long, low glide, then to pulverize it.

6. Lamb shark (7.1 kilograms)

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The Lammergier is also called beard-goat. The length of this animal ranges from 100 to 115 centimeters with a span width of 2.82 meters. The weight is between 4.5 to 7.1 kilograms. This vulture feeds itself with mainly bones of cadavers. Because the animal has a snavelope ring of no less than 18 centimeters, the Lammergier can swallow bones at once. The larger bones cause the vultures to fall out of the sky against the rocks, so that they can still enjoy the tasty bite. The Lammergier can circulate around the sky for hours without wings. Thus it can strike from it when it sees a prey.

5. Stellers Zeearend (9 kilograms)

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One of the largest seagulls is the Steller sea eagle. This eagle is named after Georg Wilhelm Steller, a German biologist. The animals are up to 1.05 meters long and have a span of 2.8 meters. The animal weighs between 7 to 9 kilograms. The animals feed themselves mainly with salmon. For this, the sea eagle is circling above the water. It dives involuntarily into the water, hoping to catch a fish with its powerful beak.

4. Harpy (9 kilograms)

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The harpy is named after the same-named being from Greek Mythology. It is one of the world’s largest eagles. This bird of prey has a weight of 4 to 9 kilograms. The length of the harpy is 89 to 102 centimeters long. The span is 1.75 to 2.2 meters, which is not very big for an animal of this size. This allows the harp to hunt in dense forests. That does the animal in the lowland rainforests of Central and South America. Especially in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and Peru is the Harpij. The Harpij lives of medium-sized animals, such as monkeys, little bears, parrots, iguanas and snakes. Usually these animals graze from the tree trusses. Then the bird of prey plunges through the crown layer with great agility on the prey, which takes the animal and eats its nest.

3. Oorgier (9.4 kilograms)

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This African vulture lives in the northwest of Africa: in Egypt, Israel, Sudan, Somalia and the Sahara.The animal has an average length of 1.15 meters and a span of 2.8 meters. The average weight is 6.8 kilograms with a maximum weight of 9.4 kilograms. The dealer likes carcasses. With his heavy beak, the animal can tear up its prey. His beak also helps him to tougher the tougher pieces, such as tendons and skin.

2. Californian Condor (14 kilograms)

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This animal is lucky that it has still reached number 2 of this list. The California Condor was almost extinct. It was saved because animals in captivity propagated themselves. As the name suggests, the animal lives in California, but also occurs in another Western state of the United States, Arizona. The animal lives here in wooded hilly areas. The California Condor has a length of 1.2 to 1.3 meters and weighs 8 to 14 kilograms. They are good gliders. They spend a lot of time high in the sky and search for it from cadavers.

1. Andescondor (15 kilograms)

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This vulture lives throughout the Andes: in Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Also in Brazil and Paraguay you can encounter a lost Andescondor. The span of this animal is 2.7 to 3.2 meters. This span is only surpassed by the great albatross. The wing area, on the other hand, is the largest of all flying birds. The length of the animal is 1.2 to 1.3 meters and the weight is no less than 11 to 15 kilograms. Striking with these birds is that the females are smaller and lighter than the males. The Andescondor travels a lot. Sometimes the animal bridges as much as 200 kilometers in his search for food. For him, that is mostly cadaver of larger mammals, including dead sea mammals (at the seaside). It is the question of whether this animal will retain this number 1 position. The number is falling soon …

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