Golden Eagle Photo Gallery
Often seen soaring along ridgelines in mountainous areas
What does the Golden Eagle look like?
Adult Golden Eagles are primarily a dark brown. They have a golden area near the crown, nape and sides of their head and neck. Their tail feathers are a grayish brown. Juveniles appear similar to adults, but have light tips on their wing feathers and a "ringtail," meaning a white stripe on their tail feathers. This gradually fades as juvenile's progress towards adulthood.
Golden Eagle Habitat
Open Forests, Mountains
Golden Eagle Facts
With a wingspan that can reach 7.5 feet, Golden Eagles are North America's largest predatory bird. Male and female Golden Eagles look alike, however females are larger. The monogamous birds breed once a year a lay and average of two eggs. The eaglets learn to fly around 10 weeks of age. Golden Eagles can fly up 80 mph and may reach more than 200 mph in a dive. Their diet consists of small game such as ground squirrels, prairie dogs and marmots. They have been known to kill large game such as coyotes as well. Pairs regularly hunt together, with one chasing the prey until it's exhausted and the other swooping in for the kill