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golden eagle (photo by grguy) Saw one of these while running the dogs today

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The Golden Eagle... The Golden Eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.

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The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. Wingspan 1.80 - 2.80 m. When diving for prey it can reach 240 - 320 km/h (150 - 200 mph) - via Robert SKREINER's photo on Google+

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from BBC News

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country's only apprentice huntress.

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Eagles - Regal Birds of Prey

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) pairs maintain territories that may be as large as 60 square miles (155 square kilometers). They are monogamous and may remain with their mate for several years or possibly for life. Golden eagles nest in high places including cliffs, trees, or human structures such as telephone poles.

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Coming in for a hard landing... Adult Golden Eagle.

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Bird of Prey - Raptor - Golden Eagle - from Mr.Jay

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To Tame A Wild Heart - a paranormal romance about an orphan and nomad who doesn't know she's a witch and the Zyne falconer tasked with bringing her into the fold. More

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