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About the Golden Eagle

Golden Eagles live across the entire Northern Hemisphere and are one of the best known birds of prey. They have very good eyesight and can spot prey from a long distance. There has been a noticable declines in Golden Eagle populations, especially across Europe. The main threat is habitat destruction. Food poisonings were also common, but these have declined in recent years thanks to tighter regulations on polution. On a global scale the Golden Eagle is not considered threatened by the IUCN mainly thanks to its large Asian and American populations.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 27 October 2008
Scientific Name Aquila chrysaetos
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Aquila
  • A. chrysaetos
Birdorable Family Birds of Prey
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
26 to 40 inches
59 to 95 inches
88 to 248 ounces
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia South Asia North Africa North America United States (West) United States (East) Arctic

International Names

  • Orel Skalní (Czech)
  • Kongeørn (Danish)
  • Steenarend (Dutch)
  • Maakotka (Finnish)
  • Aigle Royal (French)
  • Steinadler (German)
  • Aquila Reale (Italian)
  • イヌワシ (Inuwashi) (Japanese)
  • 독수리 (Geomdoksuri) (Korean)
  • Kongeørn (Norwegian)
  • Orzeł Przedni (Polish)
  • Беркут (Russian)
  • Águila real (Spanish)
  • Kungsörn (Swedish)

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