Sunday, May 8, 2016

Fact of the Day: Eagle Siblings

Eagles typically lay two eggs when they raise off-spring. A lot of times only one of those baby eagles survive. Mainly because they are murdered by the stronger sibling. The mother eagle will often do nothing to stop this behavior. 

13 comments:

  1. That's pretty peculiar, don't you think? I wonder why? Is it nature's way to create stronger birds?

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  2. Strange business!!!
    Either a case of "Survival of the Fittest" or "The Weak WON'T inherit the Earth".
    Nature's way of controlling numbers, maybe?
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  3. Hello Adam!:) Nature can be cruel, I think Kay is right though.! Enjoy your Sunday!:)

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  4. Well, survival of the fittest!

    -Kati

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  5. It is natural, bad news for the one sibling, but, rules of nature.

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  6. Murdered... by the stronger sibling??? Say it ain't so! Off with their heads!

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  7. Go full on Game of Thrones they do

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  8. I guess that's how predators are trained.

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  9. Aren't there a few bird species that do that? I know some animals become competitors with their own parents once they've left.

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  10. Someone beat me to it, but it is survival of the fittest.

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