When we talk about ‘birds’, we often think of beautiful-feathered creatures that fit in our hands. Larger birds like owls or hawks size from 9 to 16 inches. But if there’s a kind of bird that can make you surprised by its size, it is the Harpy Eagle. The bird is 3 feet 5 inches tall, and its wingspan can reach up to 7 feet 4 inches. Some people even think it’s a human in a bird costume.
The powerful birds of prey weigh between 9 to 20 pounds on average, and female eagles are always stockier than their male counterparts. The average weight of female Harpy eagles is from 13 to 20 pounds, while that of males measures around 9 to 12 pounds.