Eagle: The National Animal of Germany

National Animal of Germany: Eagle


The national animal of Germany is an Eagle. It belongs to the class of Aves, a family of Accipitridae and the kingdom of Animalia. There are different kinds of eagles mostly 60 species of eagles are from Eurasia, Nigeria, and Africa.

Alongside this area 14 other species found. Three in Australia, 9 in Central and South, America two in North America. It has strong  eyesight for searching food, strong feet for holding food, and a strong curved mouth or bill for tearing flesh with heavy heads and beaks.

German Eagles are strong, large, powerfully built. Hunt and feed on animals and also birds that eat very small insects.

Beside the largest o the smallest eagles have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings. Quick and exact target attack and faster flight despite the reduced size of aerodynamic feathers. Due to powerful eyesight,  it has  3.6 times greater human insight for the eagle.

This powerful eyesight enables them to mark prospective target from a large  distance. The intense eyesight ability is primarily attributed to their very large pupils which guarantee minimum diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light.

In a comparison of both species, the female is  larger than the male. The weight of steller sea eagle scientific name (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is 6.8 kg (15 1b).

The Philippine eagle weighs 6.35 kg (14 1b) scientific name is (pith ecophagy Jeffery).

The kind of eagle (bald eagle) having snow white -feathered head and white tail is the proud national bird symbol of the US. In near future, it is obsoleted.

For many years bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the protection of fishing grounds. In  Aves, world  eagles have a top ranked  because of its  size and power of many eagles(raptor) species as they are the food chain apex predator (carnivore, meat eater).

10 Facts about Eagle

  • Eagle is The most popular and native animal of  Germany country.
  • Eagle main Diet habitation is meat eater ( Carnivores ).
  • In The Wild, Average Lifetime is up to 28 years.
  • The Size of Body  33 to 44 in (85 to 110cm) and  Wingspan is  6 to 8 ft (1.8 to 2.4 m).
  • The Germany national animal is extremely rapid and can dive upon their target at speeds of more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) per hour.
  • The Sea eagles take fish as a large part of their diets either fresh or as meat.
  • The Moche civilization people of ancient Peru worshiped the eagle and often painted eagles in their art.
  • The revelation of this animal is among the sharpest as compared to other animal and studies shows that some eagles can mark an animal the size of a rabbit up to two miles away.
  • Many of two species of the eagle, The Harpy one and the Philippine Eagle have wings that spread 2.5m across and use their massive, sharp fingernails  to kill and carry off target like deer and monkeys.
  • The strong talons (fingernails) help this animal to control target easily and in short time the victim becomes unable to move or alive.
  • Mostly reside and make their (nest) in high cliffs and tall trees.
  •  Local Americans gave eagle feathers to  foreigners or non-native Americans  and also members of other tribes who were believed worthy.
  • It’s symbolic meaning represents Protection, Guardianship, Masculinity, Dominance, Control, Freedom, Community, Command, Action Authority.
  • Study shows that due to strong vision eagles can spot animal the size of a rabbit up to two miles away.
  • Eagle is featured on the coat of arms ,Oil Rivers Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Protectorate as an emblem. 

Eagle meaning


The German national animal Eagle is eye-catching animal and accept by most of the countries .That’s why use in different meaning its symbolic meaning are Skill, Focus, Determination,Vision, Power,Liberation,Inspiration, Ruler and Judgment Several Native American derived the eagle meaning as great Thunderbird spirit.

Why is Eagle the national animal of Germany

Every country takes on some emblem or sign which honor as the representative of their country passages. Likewise, national animalnational flower, nation anthem, national hero etc. are selected based upon some reason.

In extension to an anthem, uniform and a flag every country also have a national animal to represent itself.All the national animals signify certain principles that a nation stands for. Let’s know the national animals of Algeria.

The picture of an eagle is painted, featured on German currency along with its coat of arms and military badges.

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The military motto, logo or shield features the same black, red and yellow color pattern as the German flag. But with an eagle significantly displayed in its center as a black shadow with outspread wings.

It represents Courage, strength and victory these are some of the qualities attributed to the eagle as a popular heraldic symbol. Due to all these facts eagle officially becomes the national animal of  Germany. This was a detail guide about Eagle animal/bird, kindly do let us share your thoughts about it.