Plains Indian Headress ~ CHIEF'S CROWN - Many deeds have I done and for each I have earned a feather from the eagle, Great Spirit. I have hunted and counted coup on many enemies and have proved myself to be worthy of this crown. My teepee, my home and the circle of life are represented here along with the blessings of the elk and deer. The ermine of richness hangs from each side and I have done well. I am Chief and I am proud.
Crowned Eagle Female - Stephanoaetus coronatus. This impressive bird hunts the evergreen forests of the East Coast of Southern Africa. Its favourite prey the Vervet Monkey. The huge and powerful talons, bring instant death. It has become a successful hunter in well treed suburbs of coastal cities where domestic pets are easy prey. Fabulous photograph by Hugh Chittenden