Golden Eagle Bird Information & Facts
Length: 72 cm. The female Golden Eagle Bird is usually larger. The male and female have like plumage.
Wing Span: 180 to 190 cm.
Voice: A noisy ‘kya’, and a few whistling notes.
Size of Egg: 70.1—-88.9 X 51.0—+5.0 mm.
Golden Eagle Bird Inhabit
The Golden Eagle makes its home in rocky locations in Scotland, Scandinavia, Spain, the Alps and Carpathians, and sometimes also in other parts of Europe. This huge bird of prey is generally a resident species, though young individuals roam far afield at the onset of autumn, often to be found in lowland areas and even in the vicinity of large cities.
At the end of March or in April the golden eagle builds its large nest, which resembles a huge basket composed of sticks and branches. It is sited, usually, on an inaccessible cliff face, very occasionally in a tree, and is often used for several years. However, within the confines of its territory, to which it remains faithful, it often builds several nests over a period, occupying them successively.
The usual clutch of 2 eggs is incubated by the female for 44 to 45 days, the male occasionally relieving her so that she can stretch her wings. The food is hunted by the male, who passes it to the female to give to the nestlings, though when they are older he feeds them himself. The young take to the wing for the first time when they are between 71 and 81 days old, but remain in the company of their parents for a short time after. When they are fully grown they leave their home territory, often traveling great distances.
Golden Eagle feed
The golden eagle hunts marmots, hares, and other small beasts of prey; sometimes it will kill a young chamois, stray lamb or kid. Young eagles also eat amphibians, reptiles and large insects, and welcome fresh carrion.