Birds of Iran

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Eagles of Iran

Golden Eagle on Northern Heights of Iran

Golden Eagle on Northern Heights of Iran

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the high altitude mountainouse regions of Iran. Golden eagle's  habitat is mainly barren or wooded mountains, highland wooded lakes and moves to low lands, plains and semi-deserts in heavy winters.

Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Sexes alike in plumage. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. It has a wingspan averaging over 2 m (7 ft) and up to 1 m (3 ft) in body length. Sometimes the amount of white in the wings of a young Golden Eagle (as indicated in the image shown left) varies among individuals, and a few lack white in the wings entirely.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 April 2009 14:25 )