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Hawk, Eagle and Vulture belong to which category of animals?

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Hint: A carnivore is an animal or plant that eats mostly meat or animal flesh. Predators are also known as carnivores. Carnivores play a vital role in the natural food chain, which defines which organisms feed which others. The organisms in the food chain are classified into trophic, or nutritional, levels.

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Carnivores include animals like the hawk, eagle, and vulture.

Both eagles and vultures are diurnal birds of prey, but just because they belong to the same family doesn't mean they'll consume carrion until there's enough food, and vultures won't hunt like eagles.

Vultures are gregarious birds that fly in swarms, whereas eagles travel solo. Unlike vultures, eagles do not avoid flying in bad weather and will often do so on windy and wet days.

In the summer, eagles cool themselves by panting and perching in the shade, while vultures cool themselves by urinating on their legs, a process known as Urohydrosis. Vultures have an average lifespan of 15 to 30 years, however, Condor Vultures can live up to 75 years. In the wild, eagles typically live 15 to 30 years, although they can live up to 70 years in captivity.

Flying Speed - A major factor that distinguishes both soaring birds is their flying speed. A vulture is a carrion bird with a large wingspan and can soar at 50 miles per hour, but eagles must hunt, so they must be faster, right? Eagles are among the fastest flyers, with golden eagles capable of diving up to 150 miles per hour. They use thermals, or rising air, to gain elevation and maintain high altitudes.

Vultures have strong sniffing abilities, but Black Vultures use their eyesight to find food, and they can find corpses from 4 to 5 miles away. Eagles, on the other hand, have some of the sharpest eyesight in the animal kingdom, with 20/5 vision and the ability to see UV light, their eyesight is far better than any other species of any bird prey.

Vultures hunch their bodies and tuck their heads in when it's chilly, but they spread their wings and stretch their necks when it's hot. To keep their bodies cool, they also urinate on themselves. Vultures are scavengers or carnivores that eat on the carcasses of other animals. This means they eat mostly carrion (dead bodies' leftovers) and aren't fussy about which animals they eat.

Note: Animals of many species coexist in a range of settings. Animals in these ecological groups have distinct diets that link them together in a food chain. The diets of animals that eat exclusively plants, animals that eat only meat, and animals that eat both plants and meat are all distinct. Carnivores are animals that only eat meat, whereas herbivores only eat vegetables. Omnivores are creatures who eat both plants and meat.