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Golden Eagle

Characteristics

The plumage of the Golden Eagle varies from dark brown to black brown. This breed of eagle derives its name from the golden feathers on its head and nape. They have a wingspan that averages to over 2 m (meters). They are considerably large in size. The adult usually is about 65 to 100 cm (centimeters) in length and 2.5 to 7 kg (kilograms) in weight. The female bird weighs a quarter to a third more than the male bird.

The females lay eggs between January and September. After the incubation period, the hatched young are fed for fifty days before they make their first attempts at flying and eating on their own. Golden Eagles devote much time and effort in bringing up their young.