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Abdulkhak Turlybayev is known as 'The Eagle Man' because of his mastery of these magnificent creatures. Kazakhs call men like Mr. Turlybayev 'Qusbegi,' or 'Lord of the Birds.' Watching him work with his eagle quickly made me understand that what he has and feels transcends 'skill' - it rises to 'relationship.' Kazakhs revere the golden eagle in part because they fly so high and close to the sun. Pilots have reported seein them as high as 20,000 feet.