Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos, Golden Eagle, Kongeørn. 80cm.

Golden Eagle
A rare resident found in the mountains.

They nest on craggy ledges above the tree line, but sometimes treetops also. The nests are a large mass of twigs and are often occupied permanently. The male brings the food for the female and usually two eaglets.

They hunt willow grouse, ptarmigan, hare and lemming, and will also eat carrion of lambs, for which they are wrongly blamed for killing.