They are found through western North America, and sometimes the east, down to Mexico. They spend the winter from southern Canada to central Mexico. They can also be found in Eurasia and Africa.
They live in prairie grasslands, tundra, and coniferous forests in the mountains.
They are a very large bird, reaching more than 30 inches tall. They are dark brown with yellow feet.
They hunt from the air flying over the ground to dive onto prey.
They catch mostly rabbits, prairie dogs and other medium-sized mammals.
They build a large bowl of sticks, usually on cliff ledge or high in a tree. The female lays 1- 4 white eggs with dark spots.
Species: A. chrysaetos
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