This Harpy Eagle Is So Big, It Looks Like A Human In A Costume

The harpy eagle is a neotropical species of eagle. It is also called the American harpy eagle to distinguish it from the Papuan eagle, which is sometimes known as the New Guinea harpy eagle or Papuan harpy eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the rainforest, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper canopy layer. Destruction of its natural habitat has caused it to vanish from many parts of its former range, and it is nearly extirpated in Central America. In Brazil, the harpy eagle is also known as royal-hawk.

The harpy eagle is so big, people actually think it’s a human in a bird costume.

Harpy Eagle

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Named after the harpies of Greek mythology, BEHOLD the harpy eagle. This bird’s claws are so large, they’re bigger than a grizzly bear’s!


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Some people think that harpy eagles look like people wearing a bird costume


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Their talons are about the same size as a human hand



For such majestic birds, the harpy eagles look kind of derpy at times

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