Golden Eaglets

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Golden Eaglets & Fledglings

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” custom_class=”] Biology | Behavior | Diet | Nests | Demographics | Eaglets | Status
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Two Golden Eaglets.

Two Golden Eaglets snuggle safe and secure in their nest on a cliff in the Pawnee Grasslands of Colorado. Photo © Rob Palmer,

[/av_textblock] [av_toggle_container initial=’0′ mode=’accordion’ sort=” custom_class=”] [av_toggle title=’How many eggs do Golden Eagles lay?’ tags=”] Typically, there are 1-3 eggs in a clutch (rarely 4 eggs), and only one clutch per season. The eggs are laid 3 – 4 days apart. The most common number is 2 eggs per clutch.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’What color & size are Golden Eagle eggs.’ tags=”] The eggs of Golden Eagles are white to cream or pale pink with brown splotches. The size of the egg is 2.7 -3.4 inches long and 1.9 – 2.5 inches wide.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’How long are Golden Eagle eggs incubated?’ tags=”] 41 – 45 days. (about 6 weeks)
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’Who cares for the baby Golden Eaglets?’ tags=”] The mother does most of the brooding duties, but both parents bring food for the babies.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’How long do babies stay in the nest before they fledge?’ tags=”] About 10 – 12 weeks. It takes 1 – 3 months after that for the eaglets to become fully independent.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’Is the coloration of young Golden Eagles different from adult Golden Eagles?’ tags=”] A young Golden Eagle has light patches on their wingtips, and a wide white band on their tails. Adult coloration is complete by 4 – 6 years old.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’When do the fledglings attain full adulthood?’ tags=”] The Golden Eagle attains sexual maturity in 4-5 years. Until then, they wander widely.
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