Eagles

THE EAGLE EYE

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THE EAGLE EYE - Golden Eagle C27

Engraving and Oil on Purcell Mountain Slate Stone
Size: 9" x 6-1/2" x 1/2" thick. IMG 0428.
Artist: Elaine Sell Prefontaine

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NATURE  NOTES:

-Although nearly the same size and structure there are some interesting and significant differences between the bald and golden eagles, especially in their coloring, predatory habits and habitat.
– Many cultures revere the eagle as one of the most important of their gods

GOLDEN EAGLE (Aquila chrysaetos)  

– The adult golden eagle is dark brown with a golden nape, grey bill and brown iris.
– Their legs are feathered down to the talons.
– Wingspans reach 7 feet.
– Immature eagles in flight reveal white wing patches.
– Habitat in mountains, canyons and open rangeland as they primarily feed on rabbits, rodents and ground squirrels.

BALD EAGLE (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

– Reaching adulthood at five years the bald eagle has a snow white head, neck and tail and a  brownish black body.
– He has a deep  yellow bill, yellow iris and yellow legs.
– Legs feathered half way down.
– Wingspan 7 to 8 feet.
– Immature eagles are brown mottled whiite.
– Habitat near water as they are primarily fish eaters.
– These symbols of power weigh only  8-10 pounds but strike with twice the force of a rifle bullet.
– The Bald Eagle is the “National” bird of the United States of America.

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