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Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes. Immature eagles of this species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings. Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up a variety of prey (mainly hares, rabbits, marmots and other ground squirrels).
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
10
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
28
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.23642
EDGE Score: 2.22315

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  9.398 lbs (4.263 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  111 grams
Female Weight [1]  10.201 lbs (4.627 kg)
Male Weight [1]  8.598 lbs (3.90 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  18.6 %
Breeding Habitat [2]  Generalist
Wintering Geography [2]  Western U.S./Mexico
Wintering Habitat [2]  Generalist, Agricultural
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [4]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [4]  80 %
Diet - Scavenger [4]  10 %
Forages - Ground [4]  100 %
Female Maturity [3]  4 years
Male Maturity [3]  4 years
Clutch Size [5]  2
Clutches / Year [3]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  300,000
Incubation [3]  40 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  48 years
Speed [6]  26.619 MPH (11.9 m/s)
Wing Span [6]  6.658 feet (2.03 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Emblem of

Albania
Scotland

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Azas Zapovednik; Bassegi Zapovednik; North America; Oceania;

External References

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Citations

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