This is a Harpy Eagle, the largest eagle in the world! <3
For all you non bird posters those are not chains on legs. Those are cloth straps to keep legs warm. Eagles of pray do not have feathers on legs as it would slow them down while catching prey. This bird may be in captivity for protection. It is a endanger bird due to over foresting.
The issue of the cuffs on the bird is for its protection as well as the person next to it. The are called jessies, and help in handling the bird. If it becomes frightened they allow the handler a way to manage the bird until a hood can be placed. Those talons can inflict a lot if damage. Birds of prey are magnificient animals as are all animals and each plays a part in the ecology of the earth which man is destroying.
Is there a documentary on what we have learned about the intelligence of this bird? What an amazing looking creature! We adopted an African Grey. We would not have bought one to add to the trade but she has an amazing intelligence and she asks us questions? Tells us what she wants to eat and calls several of our animals. I am pleased we have been able to give her a secure contentment as this is all she has ever known. We love and adore her.
All these people saying, why is it chained , or it should be free – jerks check out the birds history – do some homework before you speak
Well, it looks like a Happy Harpy Eagle!
Now that’s the way to pose with wildlife that you’ve shot
Gorgeous. too bad he’s chained to a post
It’s beautiful. Sad to see chains on it.
He should be free… NOT on a leash!!!✨
Why is he not free why take his magnificence
Stunning bird. Why is he in captivity?
Awesome elegant bird! The power that this bird has is amazing! What a gift to to able to see it up close like that! thank you for sharing!
Why is Harpy chained to a human?
What an awesome bird, and beautiful.
I’ve never seen a photo of a Harpy eagle. Magnificent creature.
Never imagined this bird existed!!!#
For all demanding freedom for this guy – read more responses.
Need more information about this magnificent bird!
Thank you for sharing this bird is so precious and beautiful. Take good care of it.
Beautiful. Thank you Lord for making this beautiful bird.
Magnificent bird – so regal!
I lived in Guyana where Harpy Eagles thrived during late 60’s. Wonderful creatures
Amazing Bird 🦅 thank you for sharing
Beatiful bird would love to see it in flight but, I thought the golden eagle was the largest
I do not see any chains on this animal. This is a magnificent bird.
What a great looking Bird majestic and full of power.
A bird bred in captivity is legal, it would not survive if set free
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