|Golden eagle feather, macro shot.|
I want to show you the difference in size between the two. At first sight the feather of the golden eagle looks bigger than the one of the harpy. But you have to consider the place where these feathers normally grow on a bird wing. The feather of the young golden eagle was a primary feather. The harpy eagle feather was a secondary feather. Now you can imagine how big the wing of a harpy eagle can be!
|The upper feather belong to a young golden eagle. The lower feather belong to the harpy eagle.|
|Close up of the harpy eagle feather. Nice stripes, eh? It is about 40cm long!|
|Close up of the young golden eagle feather. It is about 44cm long, wow!|
Maybe the next time…