Some Fun Facts About The North American Golden Eagle.
The golden eagle is one of the largest birds in North America. Its wing span stretches to about 2.0 meters wide. They live in uninterrupted vast forests and mostly on mountains from an altitude of 12,000 ft above sea level.
They build nests which average at 2.4 to 3 meters wide and a depth of 3-4 feet . However, according to allaboutbirds organization, the biggest golden eagle nest was 8.5 feet wide. They can dive to speeds of 150miles per hour (mph). There have been cases where they have brought down sheep and even deers. For this reasons, People living near forests inhabited by the Golden Eagles, hunted them and adversely lead to a decrease in their numbers. Since then, the eagles have been protected by the law.
Did you know that a golden eagle feeds its dead young one to itself or the remaining other young one ! mhh, now you know!