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Golden Eagle v Lappet-faced Vulture
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Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos
The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. Despite being extirpated from some its former range or uncommon, the species is still fairly ubiquitous, being present in Eurasia, North America, and parts of Africa. The highest density of nesting Golden Eagles in the world lies in southern Alameda County, California. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their heads and necks. The Golden Eagle is a large, dark brown raptor with broad wings. Its size is variable: it ranges from 66 to 100 cm (26 to 39 in) in length and it has a typical wingspan of 1.8 to 2.34 m (5.9 to 7.7 ft). In the largest race (A. c. daphanea) males and females weigh 4.05 kg (8.9 lb) and 6.35 kg (14.0 lb). In the smallest subspecies (A. c. japonensis), the sexes weigh, respectively, 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) and 3.25 kg (7.2 lb). The maximum size of this species is a matter of some debate, although the normal upper weight limit for a large female is around 6.8 kg (15 lb) and large races are the heaviest representatives of the Aquila genus.

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Lappet-faced Vulture - Torgos tracheliotus
The Lappet-faced Vulture or Nubian Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) is a mostly African Old World vulture belonging to the bird order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is the only member of the genus Torgos. A distinct subspecies T. t. negevensis occurs in the Sinai, the Negev desert, and probably north-west Saudi Arabia. The Lappet-faced Vulture is about 95–115 cm (37–45 in) in body length, with a wingspan of 2.5–3 m (8–10 ft). Wild vultures, of the subspecies T. t. tracheliotus, range from 4.4 to 9.4 kg (9.8-20.7 lb) and, in East Africa, average only 6.2 kg (13.6 lb). On the other hand, captive vultures of the larger T. t. negevensis subspecies, weighed 6.5-9.2 kg (14.3-20.2 lb) in males and 10.5-13.9 kg (23.1–30.6 lb) in females. The Lappet-faced Vulture is a scavenging bird, feeding mostly from animal carcasses, which it finds by sight or by watching other vultures. Large carcasses, since they provide the most subsistence at a sitting, are preferred. Lappet-faced Vultures, perhaps more than any other vulture, will on occasion attack young and weak living animals and raid the nests of other birds. Locally, Lesser Flamingoes, among others, have been reported to be culled by Lappet-faces in this way.

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(08-26-2018, 05:04 PM)bluefirehawk Wrote: Lappet faced vulture vs Golden eagle.
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Lappet faced vultures get mobbed by tawny eagles and corvida in the air, however, they tend to dominate all vultures and raptors on land. That includes the martial eagle. Eurasian black vultures tend to dominate over golden eagles and kills, therefore, I believe the lappet faced vulture can do the same. The golden eagle no doubt is better equipped with talons, however, the lappet faced vulture just like the Eurasian black vulture and white headed vulture can hold prey with their feet and rip them apart with their strong beaks.
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I remember on the old website a thread where a vulture basically dragged a jacket with its talons and brute strength. The only advantage in eagle has are longer claws, but in a fight the vulture should dominate. It'll be like a Grizzly chasing a cougar off it's kill
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The lappett faced vulture doesn't kill with its feet (although they are going to restrain prey or opponents) but with its beak.
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(08-31-2018, 10:22 AM)Oculus Kageyamii Wrote: I remember on the old website a thread where a vulture basically dragged a jacket with its talons and brute strength. The only advantage in eagle has are longer claws, but in a fight the vulture should dominate. It'll be like a Grizzly chasing a cougar off it's kill

I would say the lappet faced vulture chasing off a golden eagle will be more like an 800 pound eurasian brown bear chasing off a 600 pound siberian tiger. Just as siberian tigers overlap in weight with some brown bears, golden eagles overlap in weight with some lappet faced vultures.
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