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Golden Eagle Facts | Croatia & Slovenia Wildlife Guide

In Greek mythology, the “Aetos Dios,” the Eagle of Zeus, served as a personal messenger and animal companion to the mighty king of the gods.

Golden eagles can carry up to eight pounds during flight and can fly up to 80 miles per hour, with an average speed of 28-32 miles per hour. On a dive, golden eagles may even reach 200 miles per hour!

Golden eagles are found throughout Europe. They mostly live solitary lives or with a monogamous partner. They do not use vocalizations, except during breeding season. When defending their territory, they use undulating flight versus sound.

Pairs of eagles often hunt together, one chasing the prey to exhaustion, and the other swooping in for the kill. They eat the prey immediately. When breeding, female golden eagles primarily take care of incubation, though males will take on some of the responsibility. The female also broods the chicks for much of the time for 45 days after hatching.
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