A member of the hawk and eagle family, golden eagles have dark brown feathers but are… named for their striking golden head and neck. They can fly hundreds of miles while foraging for food and sometimes use mountain ridges to ride the thermal updrafts sweeping up from the valleys and deserts below. The male displays an aerial performance during courtship, folding his wings and dropping headfirst until close to the ground, when he spreads his wings to rise, soar and repeat. A golden eagle pair mates for life, building nests of heavy tree branches and grass on a cliff face or in a tree. Show More
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