The Golden Eagle... The Golden Eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.

The Golden Eagle... The Golden Eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.

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golden eagle    (photo by grguy) Saw one of these while running the dogs today
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The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. Wingspan 1.80 - 2.80 m.  When diving for prey it can reach 240 - 320 km/h (150 - 200 mph)    - via Robert SKREINER's photo on Google+

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. Wingspan 1.80 - 2.80 m. When diving for prey it can reach 240 - 320 km/h (150 - 200 mph) - via Robert SKREINER's photo on Google+

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expressions-of-nature:  Forest Majesty - Golden Eagle | John Gooday
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Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) pairs maintain territories that may be as large as 60 square miles (155 square kilometers). They are monogamous and may remain with their mate for several years or possibly for life. Golden eagles nest in high places including cliffs, trees, or human structures such as telephone poles.

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) pairs maintain territories that may be as large as 60 square miles (155 square kilometers). They are monogamous and may remain with their mate for several years or possibly for life. Golden eagles nest in high places including cliffs, trees, or human structures such as telephone poles.

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Golden Eagle (Aquila Chrysaetos) Taking Off, Flatanger, Norway, November 2008 Photographic Print by Widstrand at AllPosters.com

Golden Eagle (Aquila Chrysaetos) Taking Off, Flatanger, Norway, November 2008 Photographic Print by Widstrand at AllPosters.com

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