Bald and golden eagles are the largest flying predators in North America and share some similarities, with wingspans around 6+ feet and needle-sharp curved talons as long as 2.5 inches. They also have some key differences such as coloration, diet, and habitat.

Bald Eagle Fact Sheet

Golden Eagle Fact Sheet

Our Species

A large raptor, the bald eagle has a wingspread of about seven feet. Adults have a dark brown body and wings, white head and tail, and a yellow beak. Juveniles are mostly brown with white mottling on the body, tail, and undersides of wings. Adult plumage usually is obtained by the sixth year. In...

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