This is one fight that everyone would not like to miss. How would the vulture react in the face of the king of birds i.e. Eagle? Who would win when the two decide to fight- Eagle or vulture? This article is well designed to answer these questions about the eagle and the vulture and also give some of the roaring facts about these birds. Let’s get started by knowing the facts about these two birds.
What are interesting facts on an eagle?
The eagle belongs to the family of birds called Accipitridae. There are more than 60 species of eagles in the world, most of them being in Eurasia and Africa. The most popular species of eagles are:
Eagles a can fly at amazing speeds, some can even fly in faster than cars! The golden eagle is able to fly at a whopping speed of 320 km/ hr.! This is faster than even what most cars have on their speedometers. This makes the escape of the prey very difficult. Once spotted the prey will surely get caught by the eagle. Other eagles that fly at high speeds are the Steppe eagle that can fly at a speed of 300 km/hr and the bald eagle that flies ate a speed of 160 km/hr.
Other than their amazing speeds the Eagles have other amazing features. Some of the features include the great power possessed by the eagle’s talons. The talons are capable of crushing large mammal bones. It is also said that their grip is more than ten times that of a human hand. The golden and the bald eagle have an estimated grip of about 400 psi. This is not even comparable to the human 40 psi.
Why People disregard Vulture?
These are the birds of prey that feed on carrion which makes many people disregard them. Mentioning of the word vulture, what comes to most people mind is the ugly bald-headed and lazy bird that waits for the other animals to die so that they can eat their carcass.
Do vulture maintains ecosystem balance?
Other people also believe that vultures add no value to the earth and that the earth would be a better place without them. The truth is that the vultures are very important birds in the ecosystem and just like the eagle they also possess amazing features. In simple language vultures act as nature’s garbage disposers.
How many types of vultures are there?
There are more than 15 types of vultures. The most common ones being:
Griffon vulture, Black vulture, Turkey vulture and Egyptian vulture
What is size, weight, length of a vulture?
The size of a vulture varies with the species. For example, the size of the griffon vulture is 93 to 120 cm weighing 6.5 to 11kg while the black vulture being 93 to 120 cm and weighing 1.2 to 1.9 kg. This makes them one of the largest birds in the world.
Eagle vs vulture fight- who will win the fight?
The vulture can be larger than the eagle but can’t be compared with the characteristics and hunting skills possessed by the eagle, you will note that the eagle is more superior. The eagle is an experienced hunter, taking down many large animals and birds.
The eagle is used in killing big animals such as deer, monkeys, and foxes with its powerful talons. The eagle can use the same powerful talons and its experience on the vulture leaving it either dead or seriously injures.
In addition, the eagle has great flying speeds (golden eagle can glide in the air at 350km/hr) and therefore the vulture would not have a place to escape to. I hope you like reading on eagle vs vulture comparison.
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