The Harpy Eagle

These great birds are named after harpies, the predatory “frightful, flying creatures with hooked beak and claws” of Greek mythology. … Some smaller gray feathers create a facial disk that may focus sound waves to improve the bird’s hearing, similar to owls.

The Harpy Eagle is one of the largest eagles in the world. Its talons are larger than a bear claw and its legs are as thick as a grown man’s wrist.

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