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Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Appearance:

Large, long-tailed eagle. Juveniles unmistakable, with white base of tail, dark terminal band and base of flight-feathers forming a white wing panel. Adult: dark brown with golden tinge to head. Variable amount of white wing panels and base of tail in intermediate plumages. Differs from other eagles by; wings held in shallow V when soaring, narrow wing base, flight feathers paler than coverts and body. Flight pattern elegant with a handful deep beats and typical alternate glides.

Sound:

Not very vocal. A short, clear, yelping "kew". Sometimes in series in mellow tempo. Also mewing, Buzzard-like calls.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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Sounds:Creative Commons,www.xeno-canto.org,Stein Ø. Nilsen,http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Facts:
Length (cm):
75-88
Wingspan (cm):
204-220
Weight (gram):
2840-6665
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
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