There is no denying that eagles are majestic creatures, but the Harpy Eagle is a whole new level of majestic. They have a very expressive face, collar full of feather with black and gray tones. What really makes these stand out is this massive size.
The harpy eagle is a bird of prey that lives in the rainforest.
Some people, including myself think that harpy eagles look like people wearing a bird costume.
There are approximately 50,000 Harpy eagles in the world.
The usually live in the upper canopy layer of tropical local forests, but are losing habitat through deforestation.
Harpy Eagles tend to eat sloths, monkeys porcupines and they very rarely soar long distances. By preserving their energy, they have strength to pick up animals weighing almost 20 pounds.
Their wingspan can reach up to 7 feet 4 inches.
Surprisingly, they usually only weigh between 9 and 20 pounds.
Many are now also found in zoos and nature reserves across North and South America.
Their talons are biggest that a Grizzly bear’s claw
In Brazil, they are known as ‘The Royal Hawk’.
Sadly, Harpy Eagles are becoming a rare sight across Latin America as rainforest deforestation diminishes their habitat. As Harpy Eagles are monogamous and raise just one eaglet every two years, even a slight downturn in numbers can make population recovery difficult.
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