The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)...close up...

Golden eagles are among the largest members of the genus Aquila. The gender of the Golden Eagle are significantly different in size and weight. The females can gain a length of 90-100 cm; the male is on average about 10 cm smaller. The wingspan varies 190-210 cm in males and 200-230 cm in females. Females weigh from 3.8 to 6.7 kg lighter males from 2.8 to 4.6 kg. Golden eagles have 11 primaries, the outermost (11) Hand rocker is very small. The sixth hand rocker is just under 60 cm the longest. The 17 secondaries are between 35 and 40 cm long. The tail is made of 12 feathers, which are 34 to 42 cm long.

Folder: Birds

Uploaded: Aug 10, 2016

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Tags: Eagle, Raptor, Photography, Nature, Chrissy, BirdOfPrey, Landscape, Germany, AirShow, Macro, Nikon

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published 1 year ago
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lacho59

lacho59

posted 1 year ago

perfect post

chrissy

chrissy

posted 1 year ago

Thank You so much Sheila :)

sgbrown

sgbrown

posted 1 year ago

Another amazing capture, Chrissy! :)