Golden Eagle
Physical description
Binomial name Aquila chrysaetos
Average Size 27-35" (31)[1]
Average weight 6.6-14 lb. (10)[1]
Diet Carnivorous
Characters Murderface
Scientific classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Aquila
Species Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagles, Aquila chrysaetos' are a large species of bird of prey. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle throughout the world.

In Fleeters universeEdit

A villainous Golden Eagle known as Murderface makes his debut in the short story Spottail's Death. In the Fleeters universe, Goldens are considered formidable, and will attack anything that moves or is in their territory, including man-made objections. Other raptors are cautious around Goldens for this reason.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Clark, William S.; Brian K. Wheeler (2011). Hawks of North America, 2nd Edition. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 12. ISBN 0395670675.