Eagles are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and most of the more than 60 species in the world are found in Europe and Africa. With just 2 species found in the United States and Canada which are also the only species we have in the Zoo the Bald and Golden Eagles. There are also a further 9 species found in Central and South America, and 3 in Australia. Eagles like all birds of prey, have very large hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons. The beak is typically heavier than most other birds of prey.
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird of the United States of America.
The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium to large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia.
The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae.
The Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus), this is one of the largest species of Buzzards. It feeds mostly on small rodents.
The Steller’s Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus), On average, it is the heaviest eagle in the world, at about 5 to 9 kilograms.