Aquila Chrysaetos – Golden Eagle

Distinguishing Features – Predominantly dark brown. Neck; tawny or golden brown. Tail, dark brown with a lighter base, decorated by ash-colored bands. Legs, medium brown; feet, yellow. Females are significantly larger than males.


  • Male: 76 – 89 cm (30.5 – 35.5 in)
  • Female: 89 – 104 cm (35.5 – 41.5 in)

Golden Eagle


In varied sites, preferring open country and valleys.


Mostly on cliffs, sometimes on tops of large trees. The nest is made of larger twigs and weeds, lined with moss, leaves, grass or other soft materials.

  • Eggs, 2; buff or white, lightly spotted with brown.
  • Incubation period 42 – 44 days.


The Golden Eagle is a master of the skies and an awesome sight as it soars high above its domain.

This raptor feeds on small mammals, mostly rodents, and, on rare occasions has picked up a small dog or cat from a farmer’s field.

There are not so many types of eagles, as they are very rare nowadays, but one of the most common ones is a bald eagle.