Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

The golden eagle is the largest bird-of-prey in North America, and one of only two eagle species in Canada along with the bald eagle. They are graceful, powerful, swift and agile raptors. Some regard the golden eagle as one of the most formidable birds on Earth. Sightings of this beautiful raptor are rare, but always exciting and memorable. Golden eagles are symbols of freedom and majesty throughout their range.

Characteristics

Golden Eagles are dark brown with golden-brown feathers on their head and necks, giving them their namesake; with yellow feet, black claws and beak, and feathers going all the way down to the toes, they are truly an impressive sight. They are large birds measuring 70 to 84cm (28 to 33 inches) in height with a 210 cm (84 in) wingspan…

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