Aquila chrysaetos Order: FALCONIFORMES - Family: ACCIPITRIDAE - Subfamily: ACCIPITRINAE
Found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the Golden Eagle is common in western North America, but rare in the East. It is one of the largest birds of prey in North America; only the Bald Eagle and California Condor get larger.
Very large raptor.
Large hooked bill.
Dark brown all over, with golden sheen on head.
Very long and broad wings.
Long broad tail.
Size: 70-84 cm (28-33 in)
Wingspan: 185-220 cm (73-87 in)
Weight: 3000-6125 g (105.9-216.21 ounces)