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How do eagles mate?
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Are bald eagles social?
Do any eagles mate in the air?
No, Eagles do not mate while flying or falling in mid air. They mate usually standing in their nest, or on a tree limb. Eagles do preform aerial displays during their courtship. This is often confused with the act of mating while flying, or falling, since it can involve the birds locking their talons together and spinning in a free fall. Most of the aerial tumbling and other acrobatics is associated with their courtship displays. For more details, please see the sites listed below.