Take a glance on this harpy eagle – so big and it looks like a human in a costume

Some photos of a harpy eagle have lately gone popular on social media.

With many people questioning if it’s a bird, a human dressed up in a costume, or a bizarre monster from a science-fiction movie.

Take a glance on this harpy eagle - so big and it looks like a human in a costume

Honestly, looking at those photographs, it might be any of them. However, it is merely a bird.

Actually, it is the world’s biggest bird. Meet the harpy eagle, everyone!

The gorgeous bird, also known as the American harpy eagle.

It is the largest and unquestionably the most formidable raptor found in rainforests.

The huge bird might weigh between 8 and 20 pounds (9.07 kilogram) and have a wingspan of more than 7 feet (ca. 213 cm).

Take a glance on this harpy eagle - so big and it looks like a human in a costume

The harpy eagle’s popularity has expanded on social media.

Thanks to a Reddit member who recently published photographs of the uncommon bird.

In less than a day, his collection received almost 100,000 up votes.

Nonetheless, despite its internet notoriety, the species is listed as endangered.

The harpy eagle is a vicious predator at the top of the food chain.

However, due to human intervention, particularly deforestation, their populations have plummeted.

Take a glance on this harpy eagle - so big and it looks like a human in a costume

There are less than 50,000 individuals remaining in the wild, with the majority of them residing in Brazilian jungles.

It was given a name befitting of its grandeur here: the royal-hawk.

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