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Uploaded on Jan 29, 2010
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
* Family: Accipitridae,
* Genus: Aquila,
* Species: A. chrysaetos,
* Class: Aves,
* Type: Bird,
* Diet: Carnivore,
* Average life span in the wild: 30 years,
* Size: 33 to 38 in (84 to 97 cm); Wingspan, 6 to 7.5 ft (1.8 to 2.3 m),
* Weight: 6 to 15 lbs (3 to 7 kg),
** This powerful eagle is North America's largest bird of prey and the national bird of Mexico. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their heads and necks. They are extremely swift, and can dive upon their quarry at speeds of more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) per hour.