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Golden Eagles

Golden Eagles are birds of prey. This means that they circle around in the sky looking for something on the ground that they can swoop in, catch, and eat. That is where the term “eagle eyes” came from. Eagles have extremely good vision and can spot things from very far off in the distance. When people think of the eagle, the golden eagle is the one they may be thinking of. Even though they are a type of species in the eagle family, they are not the only eagle that is around.

Golden Eagles belong to the Accipitridea family. This is the same family that all eagles belong to. There are actually several different species of golden eagles and they are present on several different continents. The six sub species are all located in the Northern Hemisphere and can be found in Japan, North America, North Africa, Europe, Asia, Korea, India, China, Pakistan, and Eastern Siberia. But aside from their frequency, they are beautiful and fascinating birds to watch and study. However, it is important to note that the population of the Golden Eagle in Europe has suffered a serious decline. There is a national park in Ireland that is working to help restore the population but the overall numbers are not what they once were.

When it comes to golden eagles, it is important to understand about them. Like all wildlife, the more we know, the more we will work to protect the animals. Golden eagle populations have already suffered considerably in Europe and they could suffer the same fate in other areas if we are not careful. It is important to make sure that they are protected and that we don’t do anything to harm them.

A good way to learn about them is to watch them in action. Some zoos may have them or you could watch documentaries on television. You could also read about them but it really is best to watch them in action. How else could you appreciate the sheer beauty of them if you don’t see them close up? Gold eagles are fascinating birds of prey and they can be fun to learn about and watch. Doing so may help protect them.


May 21, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Eagles

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