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    Default A bald eagle vs. a Philippine eagle.

    These national avians are two full grown adult males in their prime.

    Pithecophaga jefferyi takes on Haliaeetus leucocephalus in an aerial fight.

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    The Philippine eagle will be quite a bit larger, and they tend to take down bigger prey, so I'd probably bet on it. It's a bit of an awkward fight though, and they would probably never actually fight if you put them in the real world beyond light skirmishing to drive one another away. Fighting to the death, if one doesn't manage to take the other out immediately, they're probably both going to end up pretty injured, which is basically a death sentence in any case. The bald eagle might have more of a chance at longterm survival in that case just 'cause they're more apt to go sit in a garbage dump and basically be really big seagulls.
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    *Sneaks in a Braviary to take them both out*
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    Harpy Eagle takes them both out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiromi View Post
    Harpy Eagle takes them both out
    I nearly mentioned the Harpy myself. Not a national bird, but yeah... the thing carries off and eats sloths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    I nearly mentioned the Harpy myself. Not a national bird, but yeah... the thing carries off and eats sloths.
    Actually, it's the national bird of Panama. It's on their coat of arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra_Sonic View Post
    Actually, it's the national bird of Panama. It's on their coat of arms.
    Then Panama wins.

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    There's just something to be said about a bird with Talons the size of a Grizzly Bear's claws and that crushes bones with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiromi View Post
    There's just something to be said about a bird with Talons the size of a Grizzly Bear's claws and that crushes bones with them
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    Lebanon for the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptrvc View Post
    Lebanon for the win.
    I think you’ll find Wales is probably the winner, although it doesn’t really count as a country (and it’s always good to remind the Welsh of this).

    (Edit: I should say, a. In the case of Wales I’m not actually talking about the national bird - I’m cheating, and b. Lebanon is good, but I expect the winged creature on Wales’ flag could get a 10-count.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiromi View Post
    Harpy Eagle takes them both out
    "Eagle! You son of a bitch!"

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    Isn’t there a Golden Eagle, Bird do Big it eats bear cubs? ( Like literally swoops down, picks them up sndveats them later.) Thats my pick for most badcass Eagle.

    Balds In reality are thieves who general bully ospreys and take their lunches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chou Lives View Post
    Isn’t there a Golden Eagle, Bird do Big it eats bear cubs? ( Like literally swoops down, picks them up sndveats them later.) Thats my pick for most badcass Eagle.

    Balds In reality are thieves who general bully ospreys and take their lunches.
    larger predators taking prey from smaller predators is a fact of life at pretty much any point of the food web

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    Quote Originally Posted by grampagen View Post
    "Eagle! You son of a bitch!"
    I’m sad nobody else got this reference

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