It’s not an alien, it’s a Harpy hawk

Can you imagine a big bird with legs as thick as our wrists that could hunt monkeys and foxes? A bird that stays with only one mate for life and shares all the responsibilities of a parent. That is the harpy eagle.

A first-time sighting of a harpy hawk can sometimes mistake it for an alien , a man-eating creature. It is one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Harpy eagles can still be found in Brazil and parts of South America.

Their claws are about 3-4 inches long. The same size as a bear’s claws! . Their long sharp claws enable them to hunt large animals. They spend most of their time in trees and feed on raccoons, iguanas, and foxes. They can live without food for up to a week. Even so, the female eagle can weigh up to twice as much as her mate.

Like us, they want to have family and children. Harpy vultures have only one partner in life. With that partner, it lives up to 30 years as a family! This is a tendency not seen in other birds