Golden Eagle

Our resident Golden Eagle is named Snoopy. He can often be seen perching and eating.

Status

Although considered stable, the Golden Eagle population is thought to be declining. 

Habitat

The Golden Eagle prefers to make its home in open, mountainous areas. You can find their nests in foothills, plains, and open country as well. They require open terrain for hunting and thus are most commonly found in these areas. 

 

Diet

Because of their preference towards hunting in open terrain, you'll find Golden Eagles feasting on small animals that make their homes there as well. Rodents, small mammals, snakes, and fish are all regular parts of an eagle diet.

Characteristics

Golden Eagles are dark brown in color with the characteristic eagle wing silhouette. Their sharp tallons help them to catch prey. 

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