golden eagle

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Found throughout almost every region of the Northern Hemisphere, golden eagles are one of the most common and largest predatory birds on the planet. They mainly prey on ground mammals, but have been known to attack larger animals including coyotes and bears to defend their offspring. This eagle is distinguishable because of the gleam of its golden-brown feathers because of its powerful beak and large talons.

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"Flying golden eagle, January 14, 2012" by Juan Lacruz.

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