golden eagle

noun

Definition of golden eagle 

: a dark brown eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) of the northern hemisphere with gold-colored feathers on the back of the head and neck, a gray beak, and yellow legs and feet

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Removing the juniper not only benefits sage grouse, but also mule deer, elk, pronghorn and golden eagles. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Farewell, western juniper. Idaho, feds partner to yank the plant & let sagebrush return," 31 May 2018 In her care was a kestrel, peregrine falcon, barn owl, bald and golden eagle. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Connecticut Audubon Hosts Migration Madness Weekend," 29 May 2018 Higher up near the alpine regions, black pine yields to sheer granite and slate peaks, and chamois, ptarmigan, stoat and marmots peer curiously at visitors, while griffon vultures and golden eagles soar overhead. Smithsonian, "Explore Catalonia’s Most Beautiful Nature Parks," 15 June 2018 The wind project has been opposed by some environmental and conservation groups, who have argued the project is dangerous to raptors such as golden eagles and wildlife in the area such as bighorn sheep. Rob Nikolewski, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tule Wind Project back up after being offline for more than 5 weeks," 1 June 2018 More than 300 species have been spotted here, from egrets and herons to grebes and golden eagles. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "By boat, bike or foot, Horicon Marsh is a Wisconsin treasure," 31 May 2018 When Mary-Beth Kaeser brought the golden eagle Chrysos from her cage, the crowd at the Audubon Center in Pomfret let out a collective gasp. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Horizon Wings Shares Majesty Of Area Raptors," 29 May 2018 In the mid-1800s, ranchers arrived with pigs, which attracted golden eagles from the mainland. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Inconvenient Minifauna and the Invasion of the Hammerhead Flatworms," 25 May 2018 Arguably Kentucky's most celebrated golden eagle is headed back to far-north Canada and once again his friends at Bernheim Forest are tracking his progress. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Only in Kentucky: Bernheim Forest tracks golden eagle named after bourbon on way to Canada," 15 Mar. 2018

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1809, in the meaning defined above

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golden eagle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golden eagle

: a very large bird that lives in the northern parts of the world and that is dark brown with yellow feathers on the back of its head and neck

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