These guys like tropical and subtropical climates. They get bigger than most other eagles. This particular one, a male, weighs about 10 pounds. He's a growing boy, and already dwarfs your typical American bald eagle national icon thing. He swallows rats whole at feeding time. That's the keeper's forearm he's sitting on with those BIG ASS talons. These guys were practically extinct but they've been bred and released into the wild, and now they're making a comeback. L.A. Zoo.
The largest eagle with a wingspan of 5 to 7 ft. The rear talons can measure 5 inches in long — bigger than the claws of a grizzly bear. In fact, no other eagle has talons so large. Status: Near threatened. Magnificent!