How to Draw a Black Eagle

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Black Eagle in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Black Eagle.

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How to Draw a Black Eagle - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a hook shape. Add three curves that meet at a sharp point on the side of it. Draw a seed-like shape for the eye.

Step 2: Behind the head, draw a long curve. Draw long zig-zags going down from there, then another curve that angles back up. Add another, small curve near the top of the wing.

Step 3: Draw a similar but much narrower shape to the one from step two on the opposite side of the body.

Step 4: In the space between the ends of the wings, draw two lines straight down. Connect them with a wavy line and add straight lines inside it for feathers.

Step 5: Draw two star shapes near the bottom of the body for feet. You have drawn a black eagle! You can color it all black, with a yellow beak and feet. These birds are found in tropical parts of Asia, and prefer forests with good cover. Black eagles fly slowly, but they can stay aloft for a very long time with little effort. They like to hover just above the tree canopy, where they often prey on other birds’ eggs.

Interesting Facts about Black Eagles

Black Eagles live in deep forest areas in places like Pakistan and India. They are 69 to 81 centimeters long and have a wingspan of 164 to 178 centimeters. They are covered in black feathers and have bright yellow claws and beaks. Black Eagles will eat things like rats, bats, squirrels, frogs, smaller birds, and bugs. Although the population seems to going down, because they are losing the forests they call home, they are still common in their home areas.

Did you know?

  • Black Eagle pairs build large nests that they keep all year-round.
  • Chicks leave the nest after 60 days from hatching.
  • When Black Eagles find a nest of eggs to eat, they pick up the whole nest and take it back to their perch to eat!
  • Also known as an Asian or Indian Black Eagle.
  • Black Eagles hunt for food in pairs.

Activity: A simple game of hide-and-go-seek can be made into a great team building exercise by dividing the players into pairs. Like Black Eagles the players and search for other teams while the teams learn how to communicate without words. Choose an area to be a “jail” and when a team member finds a member of another team, they escort them to the “jail” or if you prefer “the nest.” The first team to round up all the other teams wins the game.