Golden Eagle

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 27 October 2008
Scientific Name
Aquila chrysaetos
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Aquila
  • A. chrysaetos
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
26 to 40 inches
59 to 95 inches
88 to 248 ounces


International Names

Czech (Cesky) Orel Skalní
Danish (Dansk) Kongeørn
Dutch (Nederlands) Steenarend
Finnish (Suomi) Maakotka
French (Français) Aigle Royal
German (Deutsch) Steinadler
Italian (Italiano) Aquila Reale
Japanese (日本語) イヌワシ (Inuwashi)
Korean (한국어) 독수리 (Geomdoksuri)
Norwegian (Norsk) Kongeørn
Polish (Polski) Orzeł Przedni
Russian (русский язык) Беркут
Spanish (Español) Águila real
Swedish (Svenska) Kungsörn
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