Pair of Eagle Chicks

a photo of two eagle chicks
Bald eagle chicks (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) shown above, and golden eagle chicks (Aquila chrysaetos) are hard to tell apart at this stage of development. However, even at this stage, chicks seem to have an intensity of purpose. Unless hunting is very good for their parents, only one of these chicks will survive. This makes feeding a deadly serious competition.

Photo by Dave Menke, and provided courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Image Library

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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