Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)





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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.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_E...

or http://animals.nationalgeographic.com...

or http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Go...

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