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Golden Eagle
Temporal range: 16.3–0 Ma
PreЄ
Є
Є
O
O
S
S
D
D
C
C
P
P
T
T
J
J
Pg
Pg
N
N
Barstovian to Present
File:GoldenEagle-Nova.png
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Aquilinae
Genus: Aquila
Species: A. chrysaetos
Binomial name
Aquila chrysaetos
Linnaeus, 1758

Other names[]

Description[]

Golden Eagles are large birds of prey that are dominantly dark brown in colour.

Similar species[]

Golden Eagles are often confused with the Common Buzzard which has been nicknamed the "Tourist Eagle"[2][3].

Behaviour[]

Diet[]

Golden Eagles have a wide diet feeding off rodents, rabbits, hares, but also birds, especially game birds as well as reptiles and carrion[4].

Calls[]

Reproduction[]

Distribution/habitat[]

They are found mainly in the Northen Hemisphere but there is a subspecies, Aquila chrysaetos japonica, which is found in Japan and Korea.

References[]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). "Aquila chrysaetos". 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Molly McGinnis (April 2005). "Totem Animals in Swallows & Amazons: Built by Buzzards". Built by Buzzards. Signals from TARSUS. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Paul Frost (2000–2010). "Common Buzzard". Paul D. Frost. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Golden Eagle". Peregrine Fund. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

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