Eagle vs Hawk fight comparison- who will win?

You have probably watched a WWE wrestling match or a UFC match. But have you ever thought what would happen when a hawk and an Eagle decides to fight? Who would win Eagle vs Hawk? Before we start taking sides, lets first take a look at the individual’s physical attributes that may contribute to its success.

Eagle vs Hawk

The Eagle

With the exception of some vultures, eagles are generally large compared with the other birds. Eagles have an amazing eyesight that can spot prey up to two miles away. The sharp eyesight enables the eagle to soar to great heights where they cannot be seen by the prey. The eyes take almost 50% of the eagles head. And did you know that its vision is better than that of the human being? Yes, actually 4-5 times better than a human’s vision.

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The eagle’s eye can detect five basic colors as compared to the human’s three colors and at a great height of about 2 miles the eagle is able to locate the prey.

Mentioning of the eagle, we can’t fail to mention how fast the bird is. The eagle is able to fly at a speed of about 320 km/hr (200mph) which makes it the second fastest bird. The eagle also has strong muscular legs, powerful beaks and very sharp strong talons that are capable of holding the prey in the air after the capture.

The size of eagles varies. The largest species of the eagle is the Steller’s sea eagle which can weigh over 9 kg’s. The eagle’s feathers are made of keratin and grow continuously same as the beaks and the talons. The feathers grow quickly and the new feathers replace the old ones.

The Hawk

What is a hawk? Hawks are a group of diurnal birds of prey of a family of birds known as  Accipitridae. Hawks greatly vary in size. The truth is that hawks are mistaken by other birds such as the kites, the buzzards, and the harriers. But the real hawks are the goshawks and the sparrowhawks.  Majority of the hawks feed on insects and reptiles and mammals. They are also the same birds that kill poultry in our homes.

Hawks too have strong feathers and beaks their talons are sharp and well adapted in maintaining a grip on the prey as they fly.

Eagle vs Hawk fight comparison- who will win?

In reality, the eagle and the hawk are not comparable due to the amazing features possessed by the eagle. The eagle in the first place is capable of taking down an animal larger than its size. Some have even killed goats, deer and even monkeys. Actually, the largest recorded kill made by an eagle was a duiker deer that was killed by an eagle. The deer was 37kg’s heavy which was eight times heavier than the eagle.

When it comes to a real fight the Eagle would, of course, emerge the winner and the hawk would go home fatally injured if not killed.

Eagles are a mostly used by humans to express liberty and power. 25 nations in the world today use the eagle in the coat of arms due to the reputation that the eagle has made for itself.

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