Spider Eagles build webbed nests deep within Split Mountain's canyon in order to protect their eggs from predators, making their eggs one of the most difficult ingredients to obtain.
Hunter Exam arc
After the failed Second Phase of the Hunter Exam by the examiner Menchi, she asks for Chairman Isaac Netero to take her and the remaining examinees to Split Mountain. She retrieves one of the Spider Eagle's eggs while the chairman explains the Second Phase. The examinees manage to retrieve eggs on their own, and delightfully eat the boiled eggs, comparing these eggs to regular eggs.
- Spider Eagles itself are just mentioned and never seen in the manga or in the 2011 anime series (only its eggs), but are shown in the 1999 anime adaptation.
- The design of its head includes what looks like a spider on top.
Anime and Manga Differences
- Exclusively in the 2011 anime adaptation: