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Golden Eagle

Bird of prey is the best known and distributed throughout the earth. Its range covers North America, Eurasia and northern Africa, but also found sedentary populations on islands such as Great Britain, Mediterranean, Japan and Vancouver. But in Europe has seen its species because of human activity.

 

In ground can reach 300 km / h. , Like all birds of prey hunting from the air and hunt mice, rabbits, hares, marmots, snakes. The female is larger than the male, this can get to the subway from beak to tail and 2.3 m. of wingspan, and can weigh from 4 to 6.75 kg. , whereas the male is less than one meter and 1.8 to 2 m. wing span, it ranges between 2.9 4.5 kg. They can fly between 1 and 3 km. Its plumage is dark brown, golden in the head and neck, shoulders and tail white. They are included in the booted eagles as they have feathers on their legs and not the typical squamous tissue.

 

They are monogamous birds, choose a mate for life. And build several nests in their territory which are alternated each year. The breeding season varies depending on the area, usually between January and March. The female usually put 1 or 2 eggs which incubate for 45 days which will be the first hatches to survive , either because parents neglect the other or because the stronger I take the nest. The first flight was performed at 50 days after birth.


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