Characteristics Of The Golden Eagles

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The golden eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. These majestic birds range from Mexico through much of western North America as far north as Alaska; they also appear in the east but are uncommon. Golden eagles are also found in Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. 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. The strongly hooked bill is blue-grey to dark greyish, black-tipped, with yellow cere and gape. Eyes are yellowish to golden in adults. The long legs show brown feathered tarsi. Feet are yellow with strong, long and curved…show more content…
The golden eagle is long-lived, with a life span in the wild up to 38 years and up to 50 years in captivity. Measuring 75 to 90 centimeters (2.5 to 3 feet) in length, the golden eagle has a wingspan from 1.9 to 2.3 meters (6.2 to 7.4 feet) and weighs 7-14 pounds (3.2-6.4 kg). Females weight from 3.6 to 6.6 kilograms (7.9 to 14.5 pounds), males weight from 2.8 to 4.5 kilograms (6.2 to 9.9 pounds). They are extremely swift, and can reach maximum air speed of 320 kilometers (200 miles) per hour. Golden eagles have large eyes that take up most of the space of the eagle 's head. Their keen eyes can see clearly and in color, allowing the eagle to spot movement from a long distance. Their eyes don 't move much in the eye socket, but an eagle can rotate its head about 270 degrees, just like an owl can, to look around. Golden eagles also have a clear eyelid that protects their precious eyes from dust and

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