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:

Kay said...

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

Huggybear said...

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

Breathtaking said...

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

Kati said...

Well, survival of the fittest!

-Kati

Bob Bushell said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

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

Christine said...

Wow interesting.

bj said...

Natures way, I guess.

Martha said...

That is sad.

Pat Hatt said...

Go full on Game of Thrones they do

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I guess that's how predators are trained.

Andrew-L'autre said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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