Golden Eagle Hybrid

Name

Golden Eagle Hybrid

Scientific Name

Aquila chrysaetos

Characteristics

With broad, rounded wings, the colors of the eagle’s feathers range from black-brown to dark brown. But it’s the striking golden head and neck that give the bird its common name.

Their wings can stretch up to seven and a half feet and can reach speeds of 150 mph when they are diving to catch prey. 

Golden Eagles can maintain territories of 60 square miles are protected by law. 

They build huge nests, up high on mountains, cliffs or even telephone poles, which they return to for years and they are monogamous and may mate for life.

Diet

Golden eagles use their speed and sharp talons to snatch up rabbits, marmots, and ground squirrels. They also eat carrion, reptiles, birds, fish, and smaller fare such as large insects.

Size Fact

The Golden Eagle is North America's largest bird of prey.

Food Fact

They have even been known to attack full grown deer

Fun Fact

They are the national bird of Mexico. 

IUCN Red List

The Golden Eagle is classified as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Where do I live?

Golden eagles are also found in North America, Asia, northern Africa, and Europe and prefer mountainous areas. 

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