In todays world, a variety of human related factors threaten Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) populations. Native habitat/prey loss, wind energy development, electrocution, and lead poisoning all pose threats to the Golden Eagle.
This Golden Eagle, in it’s first year of life, will have a difficult time navigating these perils. But these are resilient, long-lived birds. If this eagle can survive it’s first, and most difficult year of life, it stands of good chance of living a long time. Maybe 20 years or more.
Lets hope he does.
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