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Golden Eagle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Aquila
Species: A. chrysaetos
Binomial name
Aquila chrysaetos
Linnaeus, 1758
Light green = Breeding only
Blue = Wintering only
Dark green = All-year

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is common in western North America, but rare in the East. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. It is one of the largest birds of prey in North America; only the Bald Eagle and California Condor get larger. Golden eagles live in the Scottish Highlands.

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