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Eagle is a common name fur mony muckle birds o prey o the faimily Accipitridae. Eagles belang tae mony genera that urnae necessarily closely relatit tae ilk ither. Maist o the 60 species o eagle ur frae Eurasie an Africae.[1] Ootside this area, juist 14 species can be fand - twa in Nor Americae, nine in Central an Sooth Americae, an three in Australie.

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Eagles ur muckle, pouerfu-biggit birds o prey, wi hivy heids an beaks. E'en the smawest eagles, sic as the booted eagle (Aquila pennata), that is confeert in size tae the common buzzard (Buteo buteo) or reid-tailt hawk (B. jamaicensis), hae relative-lik langer an mair even-braid wings, an mair direct, quicker flicht - in spite o the smawer size o aerodynamic feathers.

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  1. del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Sargatal, J. (editors). (1994). Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 84-87334-15-6