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Meet The Fearsome Harpy, One of The Largest Eagles In The World
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Meet The Fearsome Harpy, One of The Largest Eagles In The World

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Among the many winged creatures that roam (or rather fly) the earth, there is something absolutely breathtaking about the harpy, the largest eagle in the world. Aka Harpia Harpyja, they are the reigning champions of the skies you can’t help but admire. To get the whole picture and learn more about them, let’s delve deeper and explore further!

Harpy: The Giant Eagle

Let us tell you a tale about one of the biggest birds in the world. The harpy eagle gets its name from the mythical Greek harpies, who were fierce half-women and half-birds. Their terrifying appearance was similar to that of the biggest bird, our harpy. No wonder they were named so!

This Neotropic marvel is found in North America and South America. But sadly, harpy eagles are an endangered species, so wildlife conservation programs are helping these majestic birds to roam the Panama skies.

Imagine these massive flyers, just gracefully up in the sky. Fascinating, aren’t they? We get it; we are hypnotized by them too. So, let’s get familiar with them. Be prepared, as they are here to take your breath away!

Dive Into the Factual, Visual Tale

We have compiled images that will definitely leave you mesmerized by the harpy. But before we dive in, one super cool fact about these birds is that they were the original inspiration for the design of Fawkes the Phoenix in the Harry Potter film series! How awesome is that? Well, that’s that. Without further ado, let’s scroll down and actually look at these beauties!

(h/t: honesttopaws)

A photo of a guy posing next to a Harpy Eagle has gone viral, inspiring awe and intimidation for people around the world

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But, when it comes to these species, there’s more to be surprised about than just their impressive looks

Image credits: Discovery Channel UK

Harpy Eagles are one of the largest and most powerful of all birds

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They can grow up to 42 inches long, with their wingspan reaching a record 7.5 feet

Image credits: Jitze Couperus

Harpy Eagles weigh up to 20 pounds, with females being up to twice as big as their mates

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Consider this: just their rear talons are about 3-4 inches long – and that’s the same size as a grizzly bear’s claws!

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Harpies are so powerful, they snatch up monkeys and sloths than weigh up to 17 pounds – so this eagle could easily steal a human baby!

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When in a serious hunting chase, the harpy can reach speeds of 50 miles per hour

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Image credits: Nick Pattinson

The point is, don’t mess with this bird and NEVER get on their nerves!

Watch the video here:

The Menacing And Majestic Harpy

Its staggering appearance has made it famous as one of the largest birds in the world. The harpy is definitely that kind of natural phenomenon that you personally want to witness once in a lifetime. Although it might not be possible, one is allowed to dream and wish. But seriously, who wouldn’t want to see this fantastic creature gracing the sky with its presence? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

FAQs

Which is Bigger, the Harpy or the Philippine Eagle?

Harpy eagles are slightly bigger than Philippine eagles, as harpies outweigh them by around 1 kg.

What Is the Largest Known Bald Eagle?

The largest bald eagles may grow to have a wingspan of around 2.5 meters (8 feet) with a length of 108 cm (43 inches).

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What Kind of Eagle is Bigger Than a Bald Eagle?

Steller’s Sea Eagle, Golden Eagle, and Harpy Eagle are all bigger than a bald eagle.

What Is the Biggest Eagle in America?

The harpy eagle is the biggest eagle in America.

What Is the Rarest Eagle in the World?

The Madagascan fish eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides) is the rarest eagle in the world.

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nanashi
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the only reason I'd work out is to get the adequate strength to hold one of this majestic birb with one arm.

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Derrick Leduc
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a beautiful bird for sure. Terrifyingly majestic. I'd want to know a good bird handler

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nanashi
Community Member
6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the only reason I'd work out is to get the adequate strength to hold one of this majestic birb with one arm.

derrick_leduc avatar
Derrick Leduc
Community Member
5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a beautiful bird for sure. Terrifyingly majestic. I'd want to know a good bird handler

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