Aquila chrysaetos

Threat Status

Sensitive or Threatened


Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758)



Brief Description

The golden eagle is the second largest bird on the Isle of Mull, after the white-tailed eagle. They have a wingspan of approximately 2 metres.

Species Category

Fauna - Bird - Native


Golden eagles take a wide range of prey and typical food includes hares, rabbits, ptarmigan, grouse, deer calves, seabirds and carrion. Worldwide they have been found to have preyed on over 400 different species making them truly a bird of prey.

BLOG POSTS ABOUT golden eagles

Here is a link to a blog post about golden eagles by John Sawyer. 

This page last updated on 10 Nov 2014