The harpy eagle is a bird so big that most people are genuinely shocked when they see it. Everyone’s first reaction is: Wow, now that’s a massive bird!
The harpy eagle even looks so peculiar from one angle that it seems a bit like a person cosplaying a bird, and from another, it looks like some rare (and rather strong!) Pokemon.
Some people actually commented that it looks like something that has been kept in a secure cage somewhere in Area 51, and, when you think about it, it almost makes sense!
The Harpy Eagle gained popularity on the internet when a photo of it was shared on the popular Nature Is F-n Lit sub, where it quickly received over 100k upvotes.
There are two types of Harpy eagles: the American and the Papuan, and they are a bird of prey, so they shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The Harpy eagles are the largest and most powerful raptors to be found in rainforests around the globe, and they are among the largest species of eagles on Earth. Their wingspan can reach up to 7 feet and 4 inches (224 centimeters), and they weigh around 8.5-20 pounds.
They usually live in the upper canopy layer of tropical lowland forests, but, unfortunately, there are fewer than 50,000 of them left worldwide. The harpy eagle is also known in Brazil as the royal hawk.
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