Strongest Bird In The World
What is the only bird on the Telegraph’s strongest living creatures list?
The Telegraph based their top 10 list of strongest living creatures on power to weight ratio. The only bird that made this list was the African Crowned Eagle.
David Attenborough describes the African Crowned Eagle:
This bird is huge! Nearly three feet long and it can kill prey over four times its own weight.
The African Crowned Eagle can have a wingspan of up to 6.9 ft 5.9 ft (180 cm). Its diet consists mostly of primates, but this bird has been known to occasionally prey on small antelope!
Below is a link to a video clip of David Attenborough describing the African Crowned Eagle in his documentary called The Life of Birds. I must warn you that the video does include the bird hunting monkeys. I know some may not want to see that.
Want to see who else made the list? Head over to the Telegraph’s gallery of strongest living creatures to find out!