How long are eagles talons?



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    Eagle talons have about 4 (including it’s toes) on eahc foot. They have 3 toes on the front of the foot where the talons face toward the back. The hallus talon is always longer than the other normal talons. Females, tend to have longer talons than males. This is a good way to tell the genders apart. The hallux talons are up to almost 2 inches long on large, female eagles, and only about an inch and a quarter small males. Hope this helps!

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    A bald eagle’s talons are very important to its survival. There are four toes, or talons, on each foot. Three are in front and one is in back, called the hallux talon. This is a little longer than the others. A female hallux talon is about 2 inches long and a male’s is about 1.25 inches long. Talons are made of keratin, which is what hair and fingernails are made of, and grow continuously. 

    What makes talons different than regular claws is their ability to carry things. Eagles kill their prey by piercing their bodies with their incredibly sharp and strong talons. They can then carry 4-6 pounds of their prey away to eat it. If their prey is too heavy for them, they can easily open their talons and release it.

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