The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. Wingspan - m. When diving for prey it can reach 240 - 320 km/h - 200 mph) - via Robert SKREINER
BIRDS: The Golden Eagle. The Golden Eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.
Nature and Earth Photos: A Little Owl defends its feeding position from a Great Spotted Woodpecker with both birds showing their full colors with dramatic full wing extensions. (Photo & caption by Ian Schofield, National Geographic Photo Contest).