Scientific Classification

Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Aquila
Class Aves
Scientific Name Aquila chrysaetos chrysaetos

birdEuropean Golden Eagle Description

  • The European golden eagle is likely to breed along the eastern side of Eurasia.
  • The uppersides are tawny golden-brown in color.

Size & Weight

(MALE)

  • WING LENGTH: 5 to 67 cm (22.2 to 26.4 in)
  • WINGSPAN: 89 to 2.15 m (6 ft 2 in to 7 ft 1 in)
  • WEIGHT: 8 to 4.6 kg (6.2 to 10.1 lb)

(FEMALE)

  • WING LENGTH: 61.5 to 71.2 cm (24.2 to 28.0 in)
  • WINGSPAN: 2.12 to 2.2 m (6 ft 11 in to 7 ft 3 in)
  • WEIGHT: 3.8 to 6.7 kg (8.4 to 14.8 lb)

Range

British Isles, Scandinavia, France, Austria, Estonia, Italy, Greece, European Russia, Yenisei River (Russia), Serbia