Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle is a magnificent bird of prey that has captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. With its impressive wingspan, powerful talons, and striking appearance, it is easy to see why this bird is so revered.

Basic Description

The Golden Eagle is one of the largest birds of prey in North America. It has a wingspan that can reach up to 7 feet and can weigh up to 14 pounds. Its plumage is dark brown with golden feathers on its head and neck. The male eagle can be distinguished by its smaller size while females are larger overall.

Where To Find This Bird

Golden Eagles can be found throughout much of North America, Europe, Asia and parts of Africa. They prefer open habitats such as deserts or grasslands where they have ample room to hunt for food.


Golden Eagles are adapted to live in harsh environments such as mountains or rugged terrain near water where they build large nests high off the ground using sticks lined with soft materials like leaves or grasses.


Golden Eagles primarily feed on small mammals like rabbits, hares or rodents but will also consume carrion when available. Occasionally they may even take down larger animals like deer through hunting tactics such as diving very quickly from above before swooping back up again with their prey in their claws.

Cool Facts

Did you know that Golden Eagles were once thought to be “royal” birds? In medieval times only royalty had permission to hunt them because their feathers were so prized for decorating clothes or wearing hats! Additionally, these eagles have been observed flying at speeds over 150 miles per hour during hunting dives! Their incredible eyesight allows them to spot potential prey from great distances away too which makes them incredibly efficient hunters! Lastly if you ever happen to come across a Golden Eagle in the wild, be sure to keep your distance as they are known for their powerful talons and can easily damage or harm anything that gets too close. These birds truly deserve our respect and admiration for all that they bring to our world!