About golden eagles

The golden eagle is our second-largest bird of prey and is regarded as one of Norway’s five large wild predators. You can find out everything worth knowing about golden eagles here!

Foto: Roger Brendhagen.
Foto: Roger Brendhagen.

Golden eagle facts

Latin: Aquila chrysaetos. 
Family: Haukefamilien. 
Wingspan: about 2 metres.
Weight: 4 – 5 kg. 
Breeding season: February – May. 
Number of young: 2 per brood. 
Life span: 20 – 30 years.
Max. speed: 320 km/h.

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Eagle track

Eagle tracks are rarely found, as eagles spend more time in the air than on the ground. Its tracks are typical of a bird, but note the long talons.