The Life Story of Eagle: Rebirth of Eagle

Eagle has to make painful decision to survive.

  This is a story of the Eagle’s life. Eagle has long life up to 70 years. It has patient to survive.

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    To live till 70 years, he has to pass though a hard decision. It’s talons works properly till 40 years. After 40 years, it’s talons becomes weak and can’t grab prey. It’s long and sharp beak also becomes bent. It’s thick feathers become stuck to chest due to heavy wings and can’t fly freely. Then Eagle has left only two options: either die or pass through a painful process of the changes, which lasts 5 months.

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     When Eagle reached near 40, it’s beak,talon and feathers becomes weak. For new life, agle makes one hard decision. Eagle flies on top of a mountain and sits on nest. Then Eagle strikes its beak against a rock and pull it out.  After that it waits for new beak to grow. Then it starts plucking out it’s talons. New talons grow back. Then it plucks its old and thick feathers.

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Now the painful process completed and it has to wait for 5 month to recover. After that it can make its fly to sky and  can enjoy new birth. Now it can live 30 years more.

       Some change needs to survive in difficulty. In miserable condition, we have to change life style. That process may be very painful. Sometimes we have to throw our old habits, memories and our daily routines. We can’t go ahead with all our past burdens. Then we have to free our burdens and sorrows.

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  1. Ian Says...

    On June 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Nice photos and nice story, but unfortunately it is not true as shown in many places on the Internet
    http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/eaglerebirth.asp


  2. Anne McNew Says...

    On June 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    nice post


  3. DA Cournean Says...

    On July 3, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Eagles are beautiful!


  4. Lanie Says...

    On August 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    so how does it survive the 5 months? without food and water.


  5. Kris Says...

    On September 5, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Scienceray – All That is Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics… and fiction.

    How can a site that claims to be about science publish this kind of nonsense? Athough change is often needed and that change can often be painful (which is the point of the story), not one thing said about eagles is true. The first picture isn’t even of an eagle. It’s a griffon vulture (click on the picture and read the “Summary” section below it.)

    Is all the material on this site this well researched?


  6. Teasastips Says...

    On September 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I had an opportunity to take some fantastic photos of a bald eagle last winter…here is the link: http://www.teasasworld.com/2009/01/american-bald-eagle.html

    Is all this stuff true?


  7. Joshua Miguel Says...

    On September 23, 2009 at 2:12 am

    i like the way you present the subject. nice work


  8. santhosh Says...

    On October 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    what a miracle…….
    for an eagle god gave this much……
    then for humans???????????


  9. Gretchen Says...

    On October 20, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Thank you for the information on the eagle. I had no idea they went through such a process.

    Please correct the text; however. \”It\’s\” is the contraction for \”it is\” and not a possessive form. \”Its\” is the correct possessive form.

    Thank you.

    Neeanon


  10. lyratoe Says...

    On October 27, 2009 at 6:45 am

    well i enjoyed the story and I choose to believe it. I read whats on the site that Ian refered us to and although it makes sense I choose not to believe it because it was last updated in 2007 and it’s been two years and still this so-called “fallacy” still stands.

    My question then is: are there eagles that are +-70 years? if yes, how do the “non-belivers” explain that?

    they might have gotten certain facts about the rebirth wrong but there is definately some truth in this tale!


  11. lyratoe Says...

    On October 27, 2009 at 7:01 am

    to answer my own question: NOT IN THE WILD but an eagle can live up to 70 in captivity.
    this only proves one part of the “fallacy” that maybe the beak, talons and feathers do deteriorate to a point where the bird cannot fly anymore and can no longer obtain its own food.

    but if that is the case then maybe there are a few bold eagles in the wild that do go through the rebirth and survive til 70…

    just because we (humans) have not yet discovered birds in the wild that have lived that long does not mean they are not there.

    we are the same people that believed the world was flat and adamant that it was not circular.


  12. David Says...

    On January 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    This story about the bald eagles is bogus. No truth to it what so ever. Do your homework on bald eagles and see for yourself.


  13. Bonnie Says...

    On February 9, 2010 at 7:02 am

    i have learned something out of that story of an eagle, life is a choice you decide to life or die.


  14. Unity C. Nwogu. Says...

    On February 24, 2010 at 7:27 am

    This is quite interesting.I never knew that eagle loves and enjoys
    it\\\’s life so much to point that it can go through such a painful
    process in order to continue living an active life.
    God is wonderful.


  15. Tom Says...

    On March 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    As pointed out by a previous poster, this is simply not true. The actual natural history of any eagle species is very interesting, but this story ignores basic facts of their biology. The first photo in the story isn’t even of an eagle. People should really do their homework before posting stories like this (especially on a science site!)


  16. CHARLES EMEKA Says...

    On June 14, 2010 at 8:04 am

    how i wish this super story about an eagle is true?


  17. anne Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Anne says: “the story on an eagle has been retold many times because of the rich lessons people can learn.” Let us have the keen eye to see a good story which adds value and also challenges ones way of life for a better cause.


  18. George William Says...

    On September 14, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I need to learn so much about Eagles. Please send me some info that you can. You already have sufficient info.
    George William


  19. KJK Says...

    On October 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    As much as I would like to believe this story, I have to say there is no proof of evidence in any of this. As many of the comments above point out, The first picture is not even an eagle, it is a vulture. This site is not objective in anyway. Anyone who believes this information has the right to do so however, they should research the facts before believing a “.com” website because anyone with internet access can create a site. This site is almost as full of crap as Obama,… Almost.


  20. RUNYA Says...

    On October 27, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Its true you have to forget the past situations and admit the current changes you encounter in life


  21. OLADOYIN SEUN Says...

    On October 28, 2010 at 5:05 am

    THOUGH I HAVE STRONG RESERVATION ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF SOME FACTS ABOUT THE EAGLE AS PUBLISHED,NOTWITHSTANDING I REALY LOVE THIS PIECE,I LEARNT FROM IT.


  22. Peterson Nnorom Says...

    On October 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    this is great i will comment later plz i will like to ask you fee question


  23. Inspired by the story Says...

    On November 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Previous posters who criticized on the story are really missing the point here. I can give you other instances about tribal behaviour in which some (human) tribes go through harsh rituals of adulthood or manhood etc. Some of it requires very drastic change for individuals in order to advance in their lives. It’s do or die. I mean, come on. The truth of a life of a bald eagle is just one click (google) away from this site. Why bother telling people a story about change being painful when all they focus on is how bad/untrue the story is told with regards to real life statistics which is googled. You didn’t even spend 30 years documenting the life of a bald eagle. If you tell me your hearsay and
    “research” on said topic is credible, I really doubt your capability to be an individual who can think for himself.


  24. jane muteru Says...

    On November 23, 2010 at 2:31 am

    this research is good but i think there is more about the eagle. an example is that eagles have strong vision, they feed only on fresh prey, and no other bird can go to the height of the eagle


  25. george Says...

    On December 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

    the things re like mixing of oil and wtr.some can be dissolved some cannoy


  26. anu Says...

    On December 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    This story is not at all related (slightest) with reality
    and i sincerely request you people not to publish such crappy rumors on internet because this really leads to misconceptions.
    So \”STOP SPREADING SUCH MISLEADING INFORMATION\”
    if you people want to spread moral values and philosophy then do that but at least write \”fictitious\” at the top.
    Because it is a really nice fairy tale but the way this msg is passed just results in wrong info.


  27. mekuleyi oluwatobiloba Says...

    On December 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    life is all about decisions to change or remain the same,good or bad


  28. w00t Says...

    On January 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Snopes is the \biggest hoax on the internet, study a little about them.


  29. CBS Says...

    On January 18, 2011 at 5:21 am

    The whole point of an inspirational story is that it is a TRUE story about something or someone overcoming adversity… the point being to demonstrate that if you have courage and are willing to do what it takes you can also overcome whatever obstacles are in your way. By presenting some false information as true… you completely undermine the whole purpose of the post as it lacks credibility and then so does the poster.

    Those who choose to believe this without really checking out the SCIENTIFIC research – fine… but please don’t preach to others who are offended by this nonsense presented as truth.

    PS I absolutely DO get the point … and if this were true it would be an amazing story… but there are plenty of real stories out there of real people/animals/events that make the human spirit soar.


  30. CBS Says...

    On January 18, 2011 at 5:22 am

    The whole point of an inspirational story is that it is a TRUE story about something or someone overcoming adversity… the point being to demonstrate that if you have courage and are willing to do what it takes you can also overcome whatever obstacles are in your way. By presenting some false information as true… you completely undermine the whole purpose of the post as it lacks credibility and then so does the poster.

    Those who choose to believe this without really checking out the SCIENTIFIC research – fine… but please don\’t preach to others who are offended by this nonsense presented as truth.

    PS I absolutely DO get the point … and if this were true it would be an amazing story… but there are plenty of real stories out there of real people/animals/events that make the human spirit soar.


  31. I work with REAL Bald Eagles Says...

    On February 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Holy crap! This is the future of America’s perception of science…a society that only believe’s what it wants and not what is?! No wonder our educational ranking among other countries has fallen to pathetic levels of arrogant ignorance. America’s economy and ability to compete with innovative technology will soon fail because half the country’s level of scientific understanding allows them to fall prey to BS like this! This is your undertsanding of our own national symbol??? Perhaps some species from Australia I can understand, but Bald Eagles?? Future scientists who practice real science, not unicorn science will dwindle. Why do you so righteously follow what is not fact? It’s not freaking brain surgery! Birds simply don’t pull out their beaks and talons. If you wanna believe in mystical crap then campaign to throw some centaurs and elves in your child’s next book on biology. Haven’t you ever heard of National Geographic, PBS, NSF, Nature, David Attenborough, your local environmental conservation department, a field guide on birds, Audubon, Sibley, Roger Tory Peterson!!!??? Heck, even Disney is more accurate than the absolute garbage some people are determine to believe because it makes them feel nice and they are unable to comprehend fact versus fiction. Why do you choose fiction as your reality?? Fact is far more intriguing; the natural world is absolutely facinating and beautiful without corrupting it with lies that the uneducated seem to cling to…why, I just don’t know. Please tell me.


  32. I work with REAL Bald Eagles Says...

    On February 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Sidenote: after some research (who here can accurately define the word research I wonder?) I found the eagle rebirth STORY to be an inspiring Native American legend. It’s a lovely story, that inspires strength in times of weakness; but it is not fact. One would think that America’s society would understand the difference between inspiring parable and scientifc fact by the age of 10 perhaps 12 years of age in life. Teachers teach basic science still right? Metamorphosis, now that’s a cool tranformation in insects and amphibians that is fact, but you probably don’t believe in that do you. Hmmm. Not warm and fuzzy enough for you perhaps.


  33. I work with REAL Bald Eagles Says...

    On February 5, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Now I understand even further! Mayur01 of Gujarata, India reformatted this post so that it appears to be his/her own. It was published by someone else earlier in 2007, I think that person at least did’nt pass off a vulture as an eagle (nothing wrong with vultures; they are actually smarter than eagles). Mayur01 earns revenue from the web publisher Triond for every time the post on the site is viewed. Awesome! So people in India are laughing at us ignorant Americans, while they earn cash. That’s great! I love it!


  34. Down with warm fuzzy "science" Says...

    On February 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I too work with birds of prey, including Bald Eagles. This story is complete nonsense. Shame on you, Scienceray, for allowing this misinformation on your website without checking the facts. Shame on you, readers of Scienceray, who choose to believe this story, even though you know its extremely flawed. There are plenty of stories of stregnth, overcoming adversity, and endurance of body and spirit throughout the human and animal world. There is no need to adapt a fictional native american and pass it off as a scientific inspirational story.


  35. kemi kehinde Says...

    On March 14, 2011 at 6:43 am

    great work. hmmmm ,how does it live without food or water for five month


  36. Michael Blitchtein Says...

    On March 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    it’s inspiring story but I’ve heard with a similar meaning but actually more dramatic one. It’s when the eagle riches the certain age – yes he goes to highest rock and falls down as a rock to the ground to “exercise” his ability to catch a prey. With an success to raise up from the lowest point the re-birth of his ability to be ever young is coming as well.

    Some comments on it would be appreciated.


  37. mike Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Have to agree with the poster that stated their dislike with the lack of factuality, its a sad yet close or present day, when we dont mind the spreading of idiocracy. internet should be a learning tool, factual learning tool when presented as so, why not call this story, post, whatever, my fake indian tale.


  38. Dominic Achinkok Says...

    On May 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    It would have been good if the writer becomes a motivational speaker.The life of the eagle is very motivating for ant normal human being even though some parts of the story are not true.The wise man is one who makes sense out of what the fool will say.


  39. carol, Jamaica Says...

    On July 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Reading about the different stages and phases of the eagle reminds me very much of human beings. I am now more assertive that what ever I am going through I should bear on as it will come to an end. Its just a process.


  40. Robs Jings Says...

    On August 5, 2011 at 10:21 am

    the story of eagle is awesome, it change my life,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    the story really dipcts the real life of human beings
    Read it and be blessed


  41. F Says...

    On August 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

    the motto in the end is worth a million but the story about the rebirth of the eagle is false…


  42. Augustine Ndasi Says...

    On August 29, 2011 at 7:21 am

    So lovely reading The Life of Eagle that just helps to rejuvinate my interest in this magestic bird.The age of 40 mentioned also reminds me too of what classic Greeks taught, namely you either are a great person at this age or you are a fool!

    But I wish you could mention a bit of the oil that Eagle secrets from his body after plucking up its aged wings ,while staying close to a waterfall etc, besides knocking out its old beak .


  43. daniel Says...

    On November 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    dats a nice piece


  44. Terry Claro Says...

    On February 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    It is so amazing that as I was studying my Bible on Psalms 103:2-5, it mentioned in the last verse this: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

    It dawned on me to search the internet on “Eagle’s life” and here I found this helpful presentation of yours. I also like how you correlated it to our [men's] life style that needs renewal.

    How I wished I could post it to my FB wall or sent to my email so that I could share. It beautifully leaves the reader a moral lesson, and a good reason to survive.

    Again thank you so much it helps me a lot to have more patience to survive.


  45. Marcia Shepherd Says...

    On February 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm


  46. rachel Says...

    On February 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

    every person have to get knowledge from this simple bird.
    that can prove how happy man is?


  47. Pastor George Says...

    On February 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I’m going to preach about Eagle & people of the Lord!!
    Keep in your prayers

    revpastorgeorge@gmail.com


  48. gowri Says...

    On February 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Bible says: Those who wait on the LORD(JESUS) shall renew their strength,,cheer up bro,/sis. You have posted a wonderful example..GOD bless you,


  49. johnson Says...

    On March 12, 2012 at 2:49 am

    During the rebirth process how the eagle lives for 150 days without any food.


  50. Ana. Says...

    On May 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    no need to get all crazy, at the end of the whole explanation the metaphor is explained so take time to READ the whole thing


  51. Rain Says...

    On June 5, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Silly children. You’re missing the point. It’s the story that counts, not the validity of it.

    And I bet some of you decrying the scientific facts about this story would insist that the Bible is God’s own true word or whatever. Grow up people. An intelligent creature can learn a lesson from a myth or legend without actually spoiling their mind.

    Where would we be without stories? Think of the richness of Mythology, for example. The site is not claiming this is true, rather it is using the noble creature as an example.

    Stupid people who care so much about so called facts and who cannot simply enjoy a story.


  52. harry Says...

    On June 7, 2012 at 5:00 am

    don’t know its a story or a fact.. but still very inspiring …..ur decisions can change ur life completly :-)


  53. Bob Wire Says...

    On August 17, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Pure BS.


  54. dj Says...

    On October 11, 2012 at 8:54 am

    it is stupid you are all re res


  55. t.i Says...

    On October 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

    hi i like ………..yo moma


  56. fj Says...

    On October 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    my teacher said in the house and i said with mt mom


  57. jjjjjjjjj Says...

    On October 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

    nature plays withme


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