Photo Credits: Tony Hisgett
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Golden Eagles are most commonly found in grasslands and cliffsides in Western North America. Their diet consists of small/medium mammals, small/medium birds, fish, reptiles, and occasionally, carrion. The Golden Eagle is respected by many cultures, and is the national animal of Mexico, Germany, Austria, Albania, and Kazakhstan. They can weigh anywhere from 6.6-13.5 lbs. And have a wingspan of 6-7.2 ft. Their call is a high-pitched “kee-kee-kee” or “yelp” noise. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.