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Eight "monkey-faced eagles" were found in Jiangsu. They were fierce and cruel. They dared to fight with the eagles to protect the cubs.

Time:2023-02-03 03:14:26 author:Birds Read:116次
Eight "monkey-faced eagles" were found in Jiangsu. They were fierce and cruel. They dared to fight with the eagles to protect the cubs.

The staff of the Chaohewan Scenic Area Wetland Park in Yangji Town, Guanyun County, Lianyungang City, as usual, found some movement in the grass in the eight districts when they were weeding in the park, so they went over to take a look. At first people thought it was some chicks, but after a closer look, it was found that these "chicks" were obviously much larger than the real chicks, with bigger and more pointed mouths, longer claws, sharp eyes, and looked quite ferocious. After counting, there are 6 young birds and 2 adults. It seems that this is a family. There were some bloody dead mice around, apparently caught by the parents of the bird and fed to the birds, so people speculated that the nest should be some kind of bird of prey. It was quickly identified by experts that the nest of birds found was indeed a bird of prey. After careful inspection of the 6 little birds, it was found that there was no injury, and the mental state was also very good, so the staff decided to put them back to their original nests and set up protective measures around them. The monkey-faced eagle is a national second-class protected animal. This discovery has also increased the number of national second-class protected birds in Chaohewan Wetland Park to four, indicating that the local ecological environment is still good. At the beginning of 2017, it was still a pool of stagnant water, but now it has become a beautiful picture of the countryside, where a large number of birds and other wild animals live and multiply.

Heart-shaped face, monkey-like face, big and deep eyes

The monkey-faced eagle is a type of owl, it is an owl Grass owl family. The body size is medium, the length of the adult is about 35 cm, and the weight is about 1 catties. There are very few large individuals who may have 2 catties, and the wings can reach more than 1 meter. The feathers on the monkey-faced eagle are mostly dark brown with brownish-yellow markings, and the hair on the chest and face is gray-brown, and the color is not dark. The biggest feature of the monkey-faced eagle is its face, which is named because of the dark chestnut edge around the face, which is in the shape of a heart, like a monkey face covered with down. The monkey-faced eagle has a hook-shaped mouth, a yellowish-brown color, and huge claws on its feet. The monkey-faced eagle has a pair of big round eyes. Because of its face, it looks very deep and bright, but when it is preying, it will automatically switch to a fierce state, which looks very fierce. Such large eyes are certainly not decorative, in fact the monkey-faced eagle has excellent visual ability. They feed on mice, are active at night, and can still see everything on the ground in dim light. Studies have shown that the density of cone cells in the monkey's eyes is eight times that of the human eye, and their pupils are also relatively large, indicating that they have strong photosensitive ability, just like their own night vision devices.

The more rats, the more babies, the less rats, the fewer babies

The monkey-faced eagle mainly inhabits the mountains and bushes, and also in the lush savannah Activities, especially swamps, reeds, sugarcane fields and other places where there are many rats, are the areas where they often haunt. Like most owls, the monkey-faced eagle eats rodents, snakes, birds, frogs, etc., and is a carnivorous bird of prey. Because of its diet, it is beneficial to agricultural production, so it is a kind of beneficial bird. They usually hide in the woods to rest during the day, and come out to feed at night. In addition to its excellent night vision, the monkey-faced eagle also has excellent hearing. Whether it is sitting on the branch waiting for a rabbit, or flying in the air, it can hear the subtle sounds of mice on the ground. In addition to keen eyesight and hearing, monkey-faced eagles also have a unique trick, that is, their heads can be rotated 270 degrees, which means that they can increase the "scanning" range of vision and hearing, thereby increasing the search area and improving discovery. probability of prey. Their feathers are soft and fluffy, and they fly almost silently, allowing them to launch surprise attacks on their prey. The monkey-faced eagle's huge and sharp claws can instantly grasp its prey. In the monkey-faced eagle's diet, small rodents such as mice account for the largest proportion. Generally speaking, if the number of mice in a certain area is abundant, the local monkey-faced eagle will lay more eggs and raise more babies per nest; on the contrary, if the number of mice is small, they will lay fewer eggs. , raising fewer children is like "family planning".

Ferocious personality, dare to face the eagle in order to protect the young

Monkey-faced eagles have a fierce and cruel personality, which is reflected when they hunt for food . When catching a smaller mouse, the monkey-faced eagle will swallow it whole, directly from the head. If the caught mice are too large to eat in one bite, they will use their hard and sharp mouths to peck at the mice's heads, then tear their bodies apart and peck them off in batches. Most predators have the phenomenon of "overkill", and the monkey-faced eagle is no exception. Even if they are full, when they encounter a mouse, they will still not let it go, but kill it. Has a natural "hate" for mice. As we all know, the eagle is a very fierce and powerful raptor, and a large part of its diet is other small birds or bird eggs. In real life, this has happened. A couple of monkey-faced eagles were hatching eggs in their nests when they saw an eagle eyeing the eggs and breaking into the nest as well. In order to protect the soon-to-be-born cub, a male monkey-faced eagle immediately stood up and scuffled directly with the eagle. Although the eagle's strength is strong, under the blessing of responsibility, the monkey-faced eagle became more and more brave and did not lose at all. In the end, at the cost of being pecked and bleeding from the nose, he drove the eagle away and guarded the safety of the family. To be honest, although the face of the monkey-faced eagle is in the shape of a heart, it does not make people feel cute at all. On the contrary, if you accidentally see this animal staring at you on the road, you will feel a little scary. In reality, it is not too difficult to meet monkey-faced eagles. They are mainly distributed in the south, especially in some farmlands. There are a large number of mice. Relatively, the probability of monkey-faced eagles is also higher. Follow me and make a friend who understands animals.


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