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Eagle (Harpy)

Harpia harpyja
Eagle (Harpy)

Range

They are found in Central America down to South America.

Habitat

They live in forests.

Body Traits

A very large eagle, it can grow to 3.5 feet tall. They have a dark gray back and wings, a white chest and belly. There is a black band across the upper chest. They have a gray head with a large crest.

Habits

They have short wings for flying in the forest but can reach speeds of 50mph in flight. They are known for weaving in and out of the forest hunting prey.

Diet

They eat opossums, sloths and monkeys.

Reproduction

They build a large nest of sticks high up in a tree or on a cliff edge. Females lay 1 – 2 eggs. They seem to mate for life (monogamous) and both parents care for the young.

Eagle (Harpy)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Accipitrinae
Genus: Harpia
Species: H. harpyja

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