The Giant Harpy Eagle Looks Like A Human Dressed In A Bird Costume

If there were ever a more menacing bird it would definitely be the mythical-looking Harpy Eagle.

This beautiful creature was discovered by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus and documented in his book Systema Naturae, in 1758 as Vultur harpyja, after the mythological beast harpy.

The harpy eagle typically inhabits tropical lowland rainforests from Mexico to Brazil, and the northern part Argentina.

The eagle looks very uncanny in person and in photos as it almost looks like a human wearing a bird suit.

The Harpy Eagle

The largest eagle in the world

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They can weigh up to 27 pounds

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They look like a human wearing a bird costume

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Can reach nearly 4 ft in height

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Have a wingspan of up to 7 ft

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Just look at its talons!

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