Length: 30 - 41"
Habitat: In limited Northeast range: open mountainous areas, open coniferous forests, other open country. Requires cliffs (preferred) or tall trees for nesting.
Diet: Mostly small to medium-sized mammals, including rabbits, skunks, ground squirrels, and mice; medium-sized birds such as grouse and pheasants; occasionally, larger birds; large insects, snakes, some carrion.
Golden Eagle in Flight
Photo credit: Donna Dewhurst/USFWS
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)