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Golden Eagle

Michaela Strachan presents the golden eagle.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Michaela Strachan presents the golden eagle. Golden Eagles are magisterial birds. With a wingspan of over two metres their displays are dramatic affairs involving spectacular aerobatics. They can dive upon their quarry at speeds of more than 240 kilometres per hour, using their sharp talons to snatch up their prey.

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Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)

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