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Golden Eagle

(Aquila chrysaetos)
Alternate name(s): "European Golden Eagle" (race "chrysaetos");
"Asian Golden Eagle", Himalayan Golden Eagle", "Berkut" (race "daphanea");
"Japanese Golden Eagle" (race "japonica");
"American Golden Eagle" (race "canadensis");
"Siberian Golden Eagle", "Kamchatka Golden Eagle" (race "kamtschatica")
German name(s): "Steinadler"

Size: 80-93 cm; wing span 1.9-2.25 m (European races)
Weight: 2.8-4.6 kg (male); 3.8-6.7 kg (female)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Golden Eagle at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "homeyeri"

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral/ventral view of a soaring young (first-immature?) Golden Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2013]

Ventral view of a young (first-immature?) Golden Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2013]

Near-dorsal/ventral view of a young (first-immature?) Golden Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2013]

Dorsal/ventral view of a young (first-immature?) Golden Eagle in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2013]

Food, Diet

Carcass of a sheep left behind by the Golden Eagle shown above and a mob of Griffon Vultures and Eurasian Black Vultures (photo courtesy of J. Pires )
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2013]

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