Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos

The Birds of Great Britain
Vol.1 - Plate No. 2

Length: 80 cm (male), 90 cm (female)

The Golden Eagle are found in the Eurasian continent, North America, Great Britain and Japan as residents. In Japan they are found in the mountains areas from Kyushu to Hokkaido. Their prey are mainly hares, and in high mountain areas they also prey on Rock Ptarmigans. Their Japanese name meaning "dog-eagle" may not be very flattering, but in English they are revered as "golden" eagles, that name deriving from the colour of the feathers on their heads.