Aquila chrysaetos daphanea
English : Golden eagle
French : Aigle royal
Class : Aves
Order : Accipitriformes
Family : Accipitridae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known.
Adults can grow to 90 cm in length for a wingspan of 2.34 m and weight up to 7 kg. Very powerful bill with yellow cere. Plumage mostly dull dark brown with clear area on wings, grey upper tail, golden to chestnut brown nape.
Range and habitat
Subspecies found in central Asian mountains east to central China. Species found in most of Europe, northern and central Asia and north America. Lives in open habitats in mountains, steppes, plateaus, deserts up to 5000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : Although the species has a huge range, it has been locally exterminated by persecution and poisoning. Some populations haven’t recovered.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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