[Grammar] Both theories reflect a degree of aggression more typical of hawk-eagle relations.

Bebop7

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Can anyone help me to explain how the sentence below works? The part 'a degree... hawk-eagle relations', the object of the verb 'reflect' I guess, is puzzling to me.
Both theories reflect a degree of aggression more typical of hawk-eagle relations.

The source is from npr.org. (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ed-hawk-putting-aside-violent-species-rivalry) And the story is about bald eagles that adopt a red tailed hawk and interestingly, the two species are usually in rivalry with each other.
 
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Both theories reflect a degree of aggression that is more typical of hawk-eagle relations.
"More typical of" means "usual in."
Does that help?
 

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Yes it does. Thank you, truly.
 
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