This Gigantic Bird Is The Largest Bird On The Planet, And It Has A Disturbing Secret

We’ve seen some pretty strange and exotic birds before, all with incredible qualities that make them stand out from their fellow feathered friends. But among the birds of prey around the world, none are as mighty as the harpy eagle.

These hulking creatures are large and in charge, and they do things a bit… differently than the rest of the bird kingdom.

The harpy eagle is the largest and most powerful eagle, and can grow up to 42 inches long.

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Their wingspan can reach a record 7-and-a-half feet.

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And their massive talons are about 3-4 inches long – the size of a grizzly bear’s claws.

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And they use those… to prey on and dismember primates.

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Yes, these birds have specialized in hunting monkeys and sloths.

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Snatching them from trees mid-flight.

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Yikes.

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I never thought I’d be scared of a bird, but that thing is huge. I hope I never see one!

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