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Golden Eagle Claw Replica measures 2.5 inches. Golden Eagle Claw Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Aquila chrysaetos is the scientific name. Our precise Claw can be used as a teaching tool, museum claw exhibit, home decor claw, or office decor claw.
The golden eagle or Aquila chrysaetos is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. It belongs to the family Accipitridae. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden brown plumage on their napes. Immature species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings. They use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up a variety of prey, mainly hares, rabbits, marmots and other ground squirrels.
Golden eagles or Aquila chrysaetos maintain home ranges or territories that may be as large as 200 77 sq mi. 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. Aquila chrysaetos 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 juveniles usually attain full independence in the fall, after which they wander widely until establishing a territory for themselves in four to five years.
Golden eagles or Aquila chrysaetos usually hunt during daylight hours, but were recorded hunting from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset during the breeding season in southwestern Idaho. The hunting success rate was calculated in Idaho, showing that, out of 115 hunting attempts, 20 percent were successful in procuring prey. Fully grown they require about 8.1 to 8.8 oz. of food per day but in the life of most eagles there are cycles of feast and famine, and eagles have been known to go without food for up to a week and then gorge on up to 2.0 lbs. at one sitting.
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