The eagle is a bird of prey of the hawk family. Belongs to the number of large birds. The body length of an adult bird varies from 73 to 89 cm, long wings up to 2.5 m in span, short tail and strong legs. A massive beak and sharp claws are the main weapons of this predator. <center> ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmXhZXarbZZPS1MdnWnQ79Yhnus5o7rJtBDDuGq3gpR55X/image.png) <br> Eagles are quite common birds. They can be found in forests, tundra, steppes and even deserts of Eurasia, North America and Africa. They can make nests both on the ground and in trees, but most often they choose mountain ranges. <br> ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmRcCAwQL7sFZMYx1TNAWYF4FK6P8fsYEnZSQEP5rpGXap/image.png) <br> They usually hunt alone. An eagle can soar for a long time at a high altitude, looking for prey, or sit on a hill and observe the surroundings in search of a victim. <br> ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmaLSJTwCuEuxGes6DykyF2H5oEFNjsXwXWzJ8xvjPnyKE/image.png) <br> Excellent vision allows the eagle to spot a mouse, snake or lizard from a great height. The eyeball is large and takes up a lot of space in the skull, so the mobility of the eyes is not great, but a well-developed neck compensates for this deficiency. Eagles use their hearing more for communication than for hunting. The sense of smell is poorly developed. <br> ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmdbgSjQ3iQiHuqJNrw2qqqmWr1bAD3p5eHD81G5aMFiVm/image.png) </center> <br> They nest exclusively in mountainous areas. They hunt in pairs and mainly during daylight hours. They feed on birds, squirrels, martens, hares and even larger animals. <br> Photos by @murliwala <br> ### Thanks for stopping by.