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Harpy eagle study in Nürnberg zoo

I spend yesterday many hours in the wonderful Nürnberg zoo with my family. I didn`t have too much time to draw something, but the majestic Harpy eagle posed to be portrayed, and I couldn`t resist to give it a try. After a couple of failed attempts I managed to complete this one.The negative surprise for me was that almost none of the visitors was able to identify the bird.. It has been almost always mistaken for an owl , and an other one called it a hybrid between an owl and an eagle!

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