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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle Golden Eagle James Lewis | Dreamstime.com

The golden eagle is a large bird of prey but from a distance they can look similar to a buzzard since they soar on ‘raised wings’ but from a distance size isn’t always apparent. Last bred in Northern Ireland in the 1950s and re-introduced into Co. Donegal since 2001.

Length: 76-89cm

Wingspan: 190-227cm

Weight: 3.5-6.5kg

Habitat: Found usually in mountainous regions, lowland, forests or marshes