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Golden Eagle - (Aquila chrysaetos) 



  • Very large, dark raptor
  • Adult has golden wash on head and neck
         feathers, looks dark in poor light
  • Buffy undertail feathers
  • Juvenile has light patches at base of
         primaries under the wing, tail is white
         with dark band


  • Open areas, woods edge

Additional Information

  • Rare spring migrant, rare winter resident
  • Species of the western U.S., has local
         wintering areas farther east
  • May be confused with immature Bald Eagle
  • Powerful and agile hunter

Comparable Species

  • Juvenile Bald Eagle

Adult Golden eagle soaring

Juvenile Golden Eagle soaring 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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