Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Birdblogging

The Golden Eagle pictured is impressive, saw lots of them in Tehachapi, CA, more than a dozen years ago. They have quite a great scream, too.

Cool Facts

* Although capable of killing large prey such as cranes, wild ungulates, and domestic livestock, the Golden Eagle subsists primarily on rabbits, hares, ground squirrels, and prairie dogs.

* The Golden Eagle is the national emblem of Mexico.

* The Rough-legged Hawk, the Ferruginous Hawk, and the Golden Eagle are the only American hawks to have legs feathered all the way to the toes.

* The amount of white in the wings of a young Golden Eagle varies among individuals, and a few lack white in the wings entirely.



Blogger ellie said...

Im just wondering where this image came from, who the photographer was or its originoal source. I came acrss it looking for images for my computing class project and would like to use it but i have no idea if its royalty free and if im allowed to use it. If you could let me know that would be great.

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