Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

GOEA

Code 6

AQUCHR

ITIS

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HEAD

Golden Eagle Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in juveniles. Adults vary from dark brown, hazel, or light yellow to flecked gold and brown; a few even appear white.
  • Head Pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Golden Brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark Brown
  • Nape Color: Golden-brown
  • Throat Color: Dark Brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Golden Eagle Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 69-97 cm (27-38 in)
  • Weight: 4534 g (160 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Dark Brown
  • Upperparts: Dark Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Golden Eagle Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Buoyant flight with steady wingbeats., Sometimes alternates several wing strokes with short to long glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 183-244 cm (72-96 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown with gray bands.
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown with pale bars.
  • Under Tail: Dark brown with some pale barring.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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