Top 10 Strongest Birds and Their Astonishing Lifting Abilities

Prepare to be amazed by the avian heavyweights of the natural world!  In this web story, we'll introduce you to the top 10 strongest birds and reveal just how much weight they can hoist, showcasing their incredible power.

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Bald Eagle  

The iconic bald eagle can lift prey weighing up to 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) with its powerful talons. 

Peregrine Falcon 

Known for its incredible speed, the peregrine falcon can snatch birds mid-flight that weigh up to 1.5 pounds (0.7 kilograms). 


The osprey can lift fish from the water that weigh up to 4.5 pounds (2 kilograms) with its sharp talons. 

Secretary Bird 

This bird of prey can kick and lift snakes weighing up to 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) while hunting on the ground. 

Golden Eagle 

The golden eagle can carry prey like hares and foxes, which can weigh up to 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms)

Harris's Hawk  

These cooperative hunters can lift and transport prey up to 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) with ease. 

Andean Condor  

With an impressive wingspan, the Andean condor can carry carcasses weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms). 

Lappet-Faced Vulture  

This vulture can lift and transport large bone fragments from carcasses, sometimes exceeding 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms). 

Hercules Baboon Beetle