The golden eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Identified by their broad rounded wings, and golden brown coloring, golden eagles can have a wingspan of up to 7.5 feet in length. Eagles are extremely swift flyers, able to reach speeds of up to 200 mph, and have keen eyesight that makes them deadly predators. Golden eagles prefer open spaces like mountains, plateaus, and steppes, but can also be found in prairies, scrublands, deserts, and tundras. Generally solitary or seen in pairs, golden eagles can travel for hundreds of miles and can have territories as large as 60 square miles.
Endangered Animals Initiative
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