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How Golden Eagle is Different from Bald Eagle

Interestingly surprising, the Golden eagle and the Bald eagle aren’t closely related. Although, both have a lot in common and are of the same size

The Golden eagles are more related to a group of hawks called ”Buteos” otherwise known as red-tailed hawks.

Bald eagles are more related to a group called ”fishing eagles” otherwise known as kites. How Golden Eagle is Different from Bald Eagle

Scientists at HawkQuest says, A bald eagle’s grasp is about 10x stronger than the average grip that of a grown-up human, and they have monstrous paws, so if a eagle could get its claws completely through your arm; it most likely couldn’t break the bone, however you would bleed out.

It is also believed by the scientist that a Bald eagle can exert a force of 400 pounds per square inch (psi).

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Difference between a Golden Eagle and Bald Eagle

A major distinction between the Golden and bald eagle can be found in their colour distinction.

  • The Adult Golden Eagle has a ”brown head” and it’s feathers and the back of it’s neck are golden.
  • The Adult Golden Eagle has a black beak that’s slightly smaller to the bald eagles’.
  • The legs of the Golden eagles are completely covered with feathers, as a result of that, they are called ”booted eagles”
  • The image of the Golden eagle is found on the national symbol of Mexico, Albania, Germany, Austria, and Kazakhstan and that is why it’s known as the most common national animal on earth.
  • The flight of the Golden eagle has a a slight V shaped wingspan
  • They populate mostly the western half part of the united states, creating nest along their hunting grounds.
  • You can find them in mountain cliffs, close to vegetated grassland, as well as forest areas feeding on squirrels and Rabbits, critters.
  • The talons of the Golden eagle are designed to sink deep into mammalian flesh and tear apart large amounts of muscle to immobilize and possible puncture a major artery or organ.
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Adult Golden Eagle
  • The head and tail of Adult Bald Eagle is ”white” .
  • They have a large and longer yellow beak.
  • The bald eagle have no hair at the top of their feet.
  • The image of the bald eagle is found on the seal of the united states, chosen as it’s national symbol.
  • The flight of the bald eagle is straight line
  • Bald eagle has talons designed to grip slippery prey like fishes.
Adult Bald Eagle

Similarities

  • Both Golden and Bald eagles are large and strong birds
  • They both have dark brown bodies.
  • They both have sharp beaks and massive talons.
  • Both eagles exert the same force of 400 pounds per square inch (psi).
  • Both eagles are 10x stronger than the average grip that of a grown-up human
(A golden eagle is pictured)

It is Important to note that the seal of the united states has the image of the Bald eagle chosen as a national symbol . How Golden Eagle is Different from Bald Eagle

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The nest of the Golden eagle is found in very tall trees, close to ther feeding site. These birds feed on fishes, birds, snakes, rodents etc.

Both Golden and Bald Eagle have no natural predators in the wild. Although, young eagles may fall victim to leopards, grizzly bears and wolverines.

How Golden Eagle is Different from Bald Eagle

Eagles have been observed riding living deer and pronghorn and eating them alive, not to mention pulling goats off cliffs (they have also been known to go for small children so watch out).

How Golden Eagle is Different from Bald Eagle

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