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.
A Stern Look From The Harpy Eagle.
Best if viewed large. The Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), sometimes known as the American Harpy Eagle, is a Neotropical species of eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the Americas, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer. Destruction of its natural habitat has seen it vanish from many parts of its former range, and it is almost extinct in Central America. Female…
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Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) perched on a tree | WILDTROPIX | ANDRE BAERTSCHI
Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) perched on an emergent "Shihuahuaco" tree (Dipteryx sp.) in lowland tropical rainforest, Tambopata Reserve, Madre de Dios, Peru.
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