Harpy Eagle, A Bird So Big, Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume

By. Anuradha

Halloween is approaching and perhaps some of you might have thought of dressing like a bird this time. Huge and a fiery bird would surely grab everyone’s attention and you would be the hit! However, what we are going to show now is not a person in disguise. This is a real bird that looks much similar to a man wearing a bird’s costume! This bird is called a harpy eagle and it is anything but massive, fiery, proud and majestic!

Their pictures often go viral on the internet and perhaps you might have seen them too and mistook for a person. however, these birds should not be taken lightly as they are birds of prey. they are the largest and the most powerful raptors in the world. Their wingspan can reach up to 7 feet and 4 inches (224 centimeters). So, their wingspan might be bigger than your height! But they weigh only 8.5-20 pounds. (3.8 -9 kg).

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You would not see them everywhere as they generally live in the upper canopy layer of tropical lowland forest. They have been added to the list of endangered species in Central America due to their rapid destruction which is a result of deforestation. Less than 50,000 of them can be seen over the world.

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They eat larger prey than smaller birds. Their meals vary from monkeys, tree porcupines, sloths and coatis to birds, snakes, and lizards.

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So, scroll down to see some of their pictures and don’t forget to leave your thoughts about this bird!

They mostly look like people disguise in clothes.

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They might look incredible serious and goofy at the same time.

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This bird has a unique face.

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However, you should take their talons seriously.

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