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Most eagles grab prey without landing and take flight with it, so the prey can be carried to a perch and torn apart.
Although these birds occupy similar niches, and have traditionally been grouped together, they are not all related: the solitary eagles are related to the black-hawks, and the Philippine eagle to the snake eagles.It has been observed that most birds of prey look back over their shoulders before striking prey (or shortly thereafter); predation is after all a two-edged sword.All hawks seem to have this habit, from the smallest kestrel to the largest Ferruginous – but not the Eagles.Unless otherwise noted by reference, the figures listed are the median reported for each measurement in the guide Raptors of the World The snake eagles are placed in the subfamily Circaetinae.The fish eagles, booted eagles, and harpy eagles have traditionally been placed in the subfamily Buteoninae together with the buzzard-hawks (buteonine hawks) and harriers.Among the eagles are some of the largest birds of prey: only the condors and some of the Old World vultures are markedly larger.
It is regularly debated which should be considered the largest species of eagle.
The female of all known species of eagles is larger than the male.
Eagles normally build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs.
Snake or serpent eagles are, as the name suggests, adapted to hunting reptiles.
[The bird does not look like a snake or serpent] are large eagles that inhabit tropical forests.
For example, many forest-dwelling eagles, including the very large harpy and Philippine eagles, have relatively short wingspans, a feature necessary for being able to maneuver in quick, short bursts through densely forested habitats.