27 responses

  1. sam
    February 1, 2014

    Wow this was not helpful.


    • sammy
      February 25, 2014

      You made me laugh, but I actually found it helpful enough. It’s good starter material.


    • poster
      March 28, 2014

      That was uselesss!


      • StellarView
        February 8, 2016

        Actually it was useful in that now you know it’s a common mistake among most people and that there is no single glaring or obvious difference separating the 2. Just because the explanation is not what you were hoping doesn’t make it “useless”. Sorry that the answer is not something like… well the eagle only comes in blue and the hawk red. Maybe the problem is that you don’t want to spend the time or effort in memorizing the 2 species, if that’s the case then the only thing “useless” is your thirst for knowledge, or lack thereof. You will learn to take information for what it’s worth and get the most out of it when you hit puberty.


      • Pamela
        September 20, 2017

        Great reply to the USELESS comment. Thanks for the extra info.


    • Scott
      July 10, 2014

      Wow, to paraphrase your article “they’re different, because they’re different”.


    • Olivia redman 7
      October 18, 2014

      sam and poster that was rude to say all that sam you said.
      wow this was not helpful and poster you said.
      that was useless.

      so you two-2 should write sorry if your reading this.


      • SirStephenH
        January 23, 2015

        I doubt anyone knows what the heck you’re talking about. Don’t quit your day job because you can’t write worth a damn.


    • Del
      October 15, 2017

      If your aunt had balls she would be your uncle


  2. vralda
    April 23, 2014

    what I want to know, is what is this bird called a “hawk-eagle” and how is it different from hawks and from eagles? since I know that hawks and eagles DON’T interbreed…


  3. Roger
    May 4, 2014

    Hawks and eagles are both in Accipitriformes, Accipitridae.
    And the word species is ALWAYS species in biology, NEVER specie.


  4. eric
    October 1, 2014

    very helpful thank you


  5. Olivia redman 7
    October 18, 2014

    beacause hawks and eagles have differint colored eyes and beaks.


  6. Cardicus Maximus
    October 30, 2014

    Yeah this helped me….a little.
    Im playing poker online and somebody called me a ‘Prairie Hawk’. I needed to know what that meant exactly. I see that this may have been a veiled compliment. So…erm thanks for this?


  7. SirStephenH
    January 23, 2015

    Ever hear of spell check?


    • you’re a fool
      February 13, 2017

      have you? “ever heard?”duh


      • Pedant
        February 22, 2017

        Well, in fact, either way, it’s colloquial.

        In the initial comment, “Ever hear of spellcheck?” the presumed antecedent is “Did you”…”ever hear of spellcheck?”

        If one were to ask “Ever heard of spellcheck?”, the presumed antecedent would be “Have you…”

        It’s simply a matter of intent and preference.


  8. Pedant
    June 18, 2016

    Can you change “simples” to “simplest”.
    And it seems that it would be good to start by stating, “There are no particular characteristic or set of characteristics that makes one bird a hawk instead of an eagle, and vice versa.”

    And I don’t know why you start out by saying “It’s hard to admit…”
    Why is it hard?

    Here are two hard-and-fast rules for differentiating the two:
    If they wear green and play with an oblong ball, they are Eagles.
    If they wear mostly red or white and red and they play with a round ball, they are Hawks.


    • Matt
      September 26, 2016

      Funny, but the Seattle Seahawks also play with the oblong ball


  9. Ola
    November 7, 2016

    The information was really helpful and they differ from each other


  10. Yup
    May 8, 2017

    the difference between an eagle and a beagle is to b or not to b


  11. Clara Sistiana Uri
    September 15, 2017

    Hawk lives in desert & eagle lives in the mountain. That’s the difference n the article dont even mention that.


  12. Andrew
    November 14, 2017

    You guys really have nothing better in your life to do than nitpick this article?
    Give it a rest. Take what information you can and move on, unless you have something useful to add, don’t criticize.


  13. Luna Dutson
    July 22, 2018

    This is the best thing I’ve ever read in my life. The comments. I’m just here for the comments.


  14. Neil Nail
    October 20, 2018

    If babies did’nt SUCK so much, they would all die from thirst.. I’m seeing some kids in here. Reply when you start seeing your period.


  15. Steve Stone
    November 28, 2018

    As a wildlife rescuer, I was surprised that the article missed the most obvious difference. When seen flying overhead, a hawk has generally white to light colored feathers under their wings. But eagles have generally dark wing feathers when seen soaring above. Plus, the true difference in a hawk and eagle is the structure of the eyes. Though the differences can not be seen, An hawks eye is egg shaped (in the skull), while the eagles eye is longer, more tubular.


  16. Amitava Nath
    July 23, 2019

    Thanks for publishing the article. It is very much informative. I am a bird watcher and blog writer. My blog “Birds of India” is about way of identification of different Indian birds. Please visit my blog and give your comment.


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