Booted Eagles

Booted eagles or “true eagles” have feathered tarsi (lower legs).

They belong to the Tribe Aquililae or proposed subfamily Aquilinae.
Genera: Aquila, Hieraaetus; Spizaetus, Oroaetus, Spizastur; Nisaetus; Ictinaetus, Lophoaetus; Polemaetus; and Stephanoaetus.

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The Golden EagleThe golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle.
The golden eagle is part of a broad group of raptors called “booted eagles”

The golden eagle is part of a broad group of raptors called “booted eagles,” which are defined by the feature of all species have feathering over their tarsus, unlike many other accipitrids which have bare legs.