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Sonoran Desert Birds

 

 

Golden eagle - (Aquila chrysaetos)

Size: 30 inches
Overall Color: dark brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: mammals and birds, carrion
Nest: platform of sticks
Field Identification: hawk bill, golden head and nape, wing span to 6 or 7 feet
Season: year-round

Golden eagle
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae (accipiters)
Genus: Aquila
species: chrysaetos

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