Harpy Eagle, also known as the American Harpy Eagle, is among the world’s largest and most powerful eagles. Their rear talons are about 3-4 inches long – the same size as a grizzly bear’s claws!
They are mostly found in tropical lowland rain forests around the world. But due to the destruction of their natural habitats, their numbers are constantly dropping in Central America. According to reports, there are less than 50,000 of them left worldwide.
The harpy eagle is so peculiar that from one angle, it seems a bit like a person. So the bird was named after Harpy, a mythical creature illustrated as half-human, half-bird.
The harpy eagle has dark gray feathers with a white underside. However, their most unique feature is their pale grey head, which is crowned with a double crest.