Top 10 Most Dangerous Birds on Earth

There are about than 10,000 known bird species in the world to date. These species differ from each other in a number of aspects such as natural habitat, means of food and the ability to fly. Furthermore, some birds such as eagles and vultures hunt small animals and then feed on their bodies whereas others feed only on insects. Bird species which feed on small animals are known as predatory birds. Almost all predatory birds are ranked as dangerous. Apart from predatory birds, there are a few non-predatory bird species which are considered to be dangerous.


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    Martial Eagle:

    Martial Eagle is a predatory bird native to Africa. The weight of a fully grown Martial Eagle can be up to 6.2 kg. For its vicious predatory instincts, Martial Eagle is at the top of the list of 10 most dangerous birds in the world.

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    Ostriches have strong legs and can run at a speed of 30 miles per hour. Ostriches are largest birds in the world to date.

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    Blakiston’s Fish Owl:

    Blakiston’s Fish Owl is native to Siberia and Japan. The wingspan of a Blakiston’s Fish Owl can be up to 2 meters whereas its weight can be up to 4.5 kg.

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    Canada Goose:

    A Canada Goose can get really aggressive if it feels threatened. They can scare away human beings by biting them.

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    Golden Eagle:

    Golden Eagle is native to North America, Eurasia and Northern Africa. A fully grown Golden Eagle can weigh up to 7 kg and its wing span can be up to 2 metres. It is considered to be the 5th most dangerous bird in the world.

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    Owls are a predatory bird species. Owls can cause serious harm to humans if they feel threatened in any way.

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    Steller’s Sea Eagle:

    Steller’s Sea Eagle is native to Russia and Japan. Amongst eagles in general, a Steller’s Sea Eagle has the most powerful beak.

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    Rhea is a bird native to South America. It is flightless and can weigh from 60 to 80 pounds. The kick of a fully grown Rhea can exert a force of 800 pounds per square inch on the victim.

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    Philippine Eagle:

    As the name suggests, this bird is native to Philippines. It is an endangered species which means hunting a Philippine Eagle is forbidden by law.

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    Bearded Vulture:

    A Bearded Vulture, also known as Lammergeyer is at the bottom of the list of 10 most dangerous birds in the world.

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