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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle, adult - Mojave Desert, CA
© Tom Benson

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle, immature - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The Golden Eagle is a casual visitor on campus: a juvenile was observed flying over on 22 Nov 2009. It is a rare, year-round breeding resident in the mountains and deserts of southern California.

The adult Golden Eagle can be identified by its overall brown plumage with a golden sheen to the head and its large size. Juveniles are brown overall with white wing patches and white base of the tail.