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Eagle Study Photo by Michael Andrews

Eagle Study Photo by Michael Andrews — National Geographic Your Shot

Despite their fierceness, golden eagles are quite sedentary. They can sit perched for more than 75 percent of the day. In extremely cold weather they may perch together for warmth. Until recent research, the population that winters in eastern Iowa was once thought to be eagles that ventured from the American West. But the Iowa eagles instead travel thousands of miles from far northern Canada. | Iowa Outdoors Magazine

Once thought as wanderers from the Rocky Mountains and western states, research shows Iowa’s wintering golden eagles travel thousands of miles from the far, far north.

ilaurens: “ Little Bird - By: (Jan Schättiger) ”

National Animal Symbols: This creature is so majestic, demands respect. Previous pinner: Little Bird - By: (Jan Schättiger) by Paintingdreams.

Most of the 60 species of eagles are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just 14 species can be found - 2 in the United States and Canada, 9 in Central and South America, and three in Australia. - Bald Eagle - by Chloe Robison-Smith on 500px

Most of the 60 species of eagles are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just 14 species can be found - 2 in the United States and Canada, 9 in Central and South America, and three in Australia. - Bald Eagle - by Chloe Robison-Smith on Mais

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