The eagle does not catch flies

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The eagle does not catch flies

An old proverb

Solitary Eagle

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This bird lives mostly in tropical deciduous forests. The maximum elevation they normally are found at is about 1,200 meters. They are found on tropical hills and lower slopes around 500-900 meters in the tropics.

Some reported foods in their diet include mammals, birds, reptiles, dead and decaying flesh, and fish.

They have a large platform nest situated in trees or ravines and lay one egg. Its movements are poorly understood.

Typical meaning: Important people don’t concern themselves with small or insignificant matters or, and here’s a more controversial take, with insignificant or unimportant people.

 

 

The eagle does not catch flies

Variations:
Eagles don’t catch flies
The eagle does not hunt flies

 

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