Harpy Eagle

It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in America, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper canopy layer.

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The Harpy Eagle is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Brazil, this extremely rare and powerful Harpy Eagleraptor is an awesome sight to behold. Measuring more than 39 inches in height, with a wingspan of 7 feet, this bird has possibly the strongest legs of all raptors. Studies currently show that the male weighs from 10 to 16 pounds and the female weighs from 14 to 18 pounds. Its food supply consists of monkeys, sloths, parrots and some reptiles. More

The Harpy Eagle, a Huge Bird of Prey = A Remarkable Bird in Central and South America - Share Article | May 19, 2009 Thomas Wyatt These eagles are the second largest species alive today. They are large enough to snatch and carry away adult monkeys weighing nearly twenty pounds. More

This article is about the Harpy Eagle of the Americas. For the Harpy Eagle of New Guinea, see New Guinea Harpy Eagle. Harpy Eagle Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v. More

The largest prey recorded of the Harpy eagles is a red howler monkey that weighs about 15 lbs. Here are some Eagle species largest prey records; (Which the bird take and carry-off) Bald eagle lifting a 6.8 kg or 15 lbs mule deer. http://www.birding.com/birdrecords1.asp The Golden Eagle takes a small mountain sheep or goat and carry off to it's nest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= The Philippine Eagle largest documented prey is a 14 kg or 30.8 lbs. More

Welcome to Mission: Harpy Eagle, where our work to protect this magnificent bird, we hope, will inform, interest, and in many ways inspire you to spread the word and educate others about the marvels of the Harpy and what each of us can do to learn from and better take care of them. The Harpy Eagle, Panama's national bird, is renowned as one of the most powerful and exotic in all the world. More

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Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), sometimes known as the American Harpy Eagle Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) - MaleThe Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), sometimes known as the American Harpy Eagle, is a Neotropical species of eagle. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Vultur harpyja. It is the only member of the genus Harpia. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the Americas, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. More

Harpy eagles are the largest and most powerful birds in the world. They inhabit the tropical forests of Central and South American, ranging from Southern Mexico to Argentina. The female Harpy averages three and a half feet in length and weighs about twenty pounds. Her wingspan is about six and a half feet. Typically, the male is about one third smaller than the female. Being a predator, the Harpy's diet consists of mostly monkeys and sloths, which live high in the canopy. More

Back to main Harpy Eagle introduction page NEW RELEASE! Annotated checklist of the birds of Belize Birds of Belize H. Lee Jones. A Field Guide to the Birds of Belize. 56 color plates by Dana Gardner. University of Texas Press. More

The harpy eagle is one of the world's largest and most powerful of the fifty species of eagles. It lives in the tropical lowland rainforests of Central and South America, from southern Mexico southward to eastern Bolivia, southern Brazil and the northernmost parts of Argentina. It likes large areas of uninterrupted forest but will also hunt in the open areas next to patches of forest. More

The Harpy Eagle is the largest eagle in the Americas and one of the largest and most powerful birds of prey in the world. With their unusual crest of head feathers, they resemble Harpies, the half woman, half vulture creatures of ancient Greek mythology. Along with hawks and kites, the Harpy Eagle is a member of the Family Accipitridae. The group comprises a very wide variety of species that live in nearly all habitat types and continents. More

The Harpy Eagle Returns to Belize = Harpy Eagle. Help Save the World's Forests Donate Now. With your help we can save more of the world’s forests for species like the Harpy Eagle. “This endeavor is twofold in importance — it has transformed the Bladen Reserve from an exclusive place to one that involves the community. More

The Harpy Eagle can be found in and near the rainforests of Central and South America. Diet The diet of the Harpy Eagle consists of sloths, monkeys, and other small mammals. Habitat The habitat of the harpy is large areas of the rainforest and the clearings next to them. More

The American Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a neotropical eagle, often simply called the Harpy Eagle. It is the only member of the genus Harpia. It is the largest and most powerful eagle found in the Americas, usually inhabiting tropical lowland rainforests in the emergent layer. Size Female Harpy Eagles average at 100-110 cm (3 ft 3 in) long with a 200 cm (6 ft 7 in.) wingspan and typically weigh about 7.5 kg (16.5 lb). More

• Harpy eagles mate for life. • The harpy eagle is the national bird of Panama. • The strong, silent type: harpy eagles do not vocalize much; when heard they wail (wheeeeeee, wheeeeooooo), croak, whistle, click, and mew. • In 1994, the San Diego Zoo became the first facility in North America to hatch and successfully rear a harpy eagle. We are the only zoo in the U.S. to breed this species. More

The Harpy Eagle is the national bird of Panama. Habitat: The natural habitat of the Harpy Eagle is that of forests, staying close to the tropical conditions around the Equator. Status: Endangered Diet: In the wild: Small tree-living mammals like opossums, sloths and monkeys. In the zoo: ground beef (slightly bloody), and small rodents or rabbits. More

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Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Harpia
Species : harpyja
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)
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