Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos - Aigle royal

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Aquila

  • Species
    :

    chrysaetos

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 90 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 190 à 227 cm.
  • Weight
    : 3630 à 6700 g
Longevity

25 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Aquila chrysaetos chrysaetos (Europe to nc Asia)
  • Aquila chrysaetos kamtschatica (ne Asia)
  • Aquila chrysaetos japonica (Korea, Japan)
  • Aquila chrysaetos daphanea (c Asia)
  • Aquila chrysaetos homeyeri (Iberian Pen., n Africa through the Middle East to Iran and Uzbekistan)
  • Aquila chrysaetos canadensis (Alaska, Canada, w USA, wc Mexico)

Foreign names

  • Aigle royal,
  • Aguila Real,
  • Águia-real,
  • Steinadler,
  • Szirti sas,
  • Steenarend,
  • Aquila reale,
  • Kungsörn,
  • Kongeørn,
  • orol skalný,
  • orel skalní,
  • Kongeørn,
  • maakotka,
  • àguila daurada,
  • Gullörn,
  • orzeł przedni,
  • klinšu ērglis,
  • planinski orel,
  • Беркут,
  • イヌワシ,
  • 金雕,
  • 金鵰,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Hot

Geographic range

Illustration

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