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2012-02-13
How old was the oldest recorded Golden Eagle?


The oldest Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos – was over 32 years and 9 months. It was found dead in Sweden 32 years 9 months after having been ringed.

The Golden Eagle was once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. They are still found in Eurasia, North America and North Africa.

The Golden Eagle is a large, dark brown raptor with broad wings. The sexes are similar in plumage with females rather larger than males. Adults are primarily brown, with gold on the back of the crown and nape, and some grey on the wings and tail. The bill is dark at the tip, fading to a lighter horn color, with a yellow cere.

 


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