The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) belongs to the Accipitridae family. It is a bird of prey that is also called a raptor. Now, you can see these animals in the following animated eagle images below.
The golden eagle lives in Europe, North Africa, North America, and Asia. In metropolitan France and Corsica, it can be observed in mountainous regions.
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It has dark brown feathers on its body and somewhat golden brown to red-brown on the camail, that is to say, this kind of necklace that adorns its neck and head.
Its 6.5 cm long hooked beak is grayish, and it is surmounted by a yellow operculum called wax. This beak is powerful, and its shape, typical of birds of prey, allows it to shred its target, which it holds thanks to its impressive claws and the swallow of its thumb firmly.
It is besides this sharpened claw of 7 cm length that it pierces the body of its victims. This majestic bird of prey enjoys a piercing sight, about eight times more developed than a human.
The life expectancy of the golden eagle is about 25 years. Reproduction of eagles occurs, as in all birds, by internal fertilization, after copulation.
Mating occurs in March, after a ritual known as the dance of the sky. A spectacle that can continue for several days and sees the pair engaged in spectacular evolutions in the air, which are completed with exchanges of prey and turns of death.
The reproduction of eagles occurs, as in all birds, by internal fertilization, after copulation. Then the female lays two eggs in a previously built nest. Of the two chicks that are born, only one survives, the strongest to get rid of the other.
To nourish the small one will be the male, that after a period of absence returns to the nest in the moment of the hatching, passed approximately 45 days of brooding.
After two months, the chicks become eaglets, but they will take off the flight, only after 160/170 days from the birth, when they will be independent for going then to reproduce themselves.