Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a local resident in India. Golden Eagles are large, dark and majestic birds with long wings. Fairly common in the hilly or mountainous terrain, Golden Eagles hunt over open expanses of tundra. The name eagle is derived from the Latin word, aquila. The Latin name, Aquila chrysalids, means golden-coloured eagle of the upper air and refers to the yellow to golden-brown wash over the nape. Golden Eagle populations barely stable and are subject to decline from electrocution on power lines and poisoning intended for other animals.