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The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume

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 So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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The harpy eagle is a bird of prey that lives in the rainforest.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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Some people, including myself think that harpy eagles look like people wearing a bird costume.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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There are approximately 50,000 Harpy eagles in the world.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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The usually live in the upper canopy layer of tropical local forests, but are losing habitat through deforestation.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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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.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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Their wingspan can reach up to 7 feet 4 inches.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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Surprisingly, they usually only weigh between 9 and 20 pounds.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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Many are now also found in zoos and nature reserves across North and South America.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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Their talons are biggest that a Grizzly bear’s claw

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
My Modern Met
The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
My Modern Met
The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
My Modern Met
The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
My Modern Met

In Brazil, they are known as ‘The Royal Hawk’.

The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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The Harpy Eagle Is A Bird So Big That Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume
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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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  1. Very beautiful animal I never seen one like that in my life I would love to look at it up close take care it’s a beautiful animal God bless you

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