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golden eagle

a large eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, of mountainous regions of the N hemisphere, having a plumage that is golden brown on the back and brown elsewhere

Golden Eagle


(Aquila chrysaëtus), a bird of the family Accipitridae, order Falconiformes.

The golden eagle is up to 95 cm long, and its wing span is up to 2 m. Its plumage is dark brown. The golden eagle is found in the forest zone and mountainous regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, and also in North Africa. In the USSR it is found as far north as the border of the forest zone. It feeds on hares, small rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs, insects, and carrion. The golden eagle is rare. It nests in trees and on cliffs. There are one to two eggs in a clutch. The bird is useful because it destroys rodents. In Middle Asia and Kazakhstan the golden eagle is used for game hunting of foxes, hares, and sometimes wolves and gazelles; fledglings are usually obtained from nests, tamed, and taught to hunt.

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5 complete with Keith's choice of the Mexican eagle carving on the grips.
Priced at under $60 and made for virtually any single-action sixgun, Buffalo Brothers grips come in plain ivory; carved ivory in such motifs as steerhead, buffalo, Hickock eagle, American eagle, and Mexican eagle all based on old time patterns; fleur-de-lis; regular checkering in black or ivory; and even a cracked and antiqued ivory style.
In addition to plain "ivory" and a staglike finish, Gripmaker offers 16 carved grips, most of which are replicated from old time designs such as the Hickok Eagle, the Mexican Eagle, the Texas Star and the Liberty Head.