Accipitridae Skull or Golden Eagle measures 5×3 inches & Claw replica measures 2.5 inches. Both are museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA.

The Accipitridae or Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a bird of prey living in the Northern Hemisphere.

It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. They are one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere.

These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes. Immature eagles of this species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings.

Accipitridae or Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and large, sharp talons to hunt a variety of prey, mainly hares, rabbits, and marmots and other ground squirrels.

Golden eagles maintain home ranges or territories that may be as large as 77 sq miles. They build large nests in cliffs and other high places to which they may return for several breeding years. Most breeding activities take place in the spring. They are monogamous and may remain together for several years or possibly for life.

Females lay up to four eggs, and then incubate them for six weeks. Typically, one or two young survive to fledge in about three months. These juvenile golden eagles usually attain full independence in the fall, after which they wander widely until establishing a territory for themselves in four to five years.

Once widespread across the Holarctic, Accipitridae or Golden eagles it have disappeared from many areas that are heavily populated by humans. Despite being extirpated from or uncommon in some of its former range, the species is still widespread, being present in sizeable stretches of Eurasia, North America, and parts of North Africa.

For centuries, this species has been one of the most highly regarded birds used in falconry. Because of its hunting prowess, the Accipitridae or Golden eagle is regarded with great mystic reverence in some ancient, tribal cultures.

It is one of the most extensively studied species of raptor in the world in some parts of its range, such as the Western United States and the Western Palearctic.