Aquila – True eagles

This Old World family has been roaming around the planet for 12 million years

Aquila birds have been honored with the title of the true eagle, with the Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) as the type species.

Pale yellowish and brown plumage is one of their characteristic features. Popping eye color (from yellow or hazel to dark brown) makes them attractive and striking. They inhabit a wide range of areas from sea level to high mountains but stay away from farms or crowded places.

Eagle gliding in the air is a sight to behold, making a shallow ‘v’ formation with spread wings. The female is relatively large and heavier than the male, showing female dominance.