Scientific Classification

Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Aquila
Class Aves
Scientific Name Aquila chrysaetos canadensis
american golden eagle
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American Golden Eagle Description

The American golden eagle is mainly recognized by its blackish to dark brown plumage. Feathers on the nape are rusty-reddish.

Size & Weight

(Male)

  • WING LENGTH: 1 to 64 cm (23.3 to 25.2 in)
  • WEIGHT: 2.5 to 4.47 kg (5.5 to 9.9 lb)
  • WINGSPAN: (male and female) 04 m (6 ft 8 in)

(Female)

  • WING LENGTH: 1 to 67.4 cm (23.7 to 26.5 in)
  • WEIGHT: 3.6 to 6.4 kg (7.9 to 14.1 lb)

Range

Western United States, Eastern United States, Alaska, western Canada, North Dakota, westernmost Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Texas, central Mexico, Nova Scotia,