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harpy eagle

n.
A large eagle (Harpia harpyja) of Neotropical rainforests, having black, white, and gray plumage and a crest of long feathers on the head.

[After the Harpies, perhaps in reference to the plumage of the harpy eagle's head, highly differentiated from that of the body.]

harpy eagle

n
(Animals) a very large tropical American eagle, Harpia harpyja, with a black-and-white plumage and a head crest
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Noun1.harpy eagle - large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical Americaharpy eagle - large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America
bird of Jove, eagle - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
genus Harpia, Harpia - a genus of Accipitridae
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The breeding period for Harpy Eagles is usually coincident with the start of the rainy season, usually between April and May (Galetti and Carvalho Junior, 2000).
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As well as its nightlife and booming restaurant scene, you've also got a wealth of attractions within easy reach, including two coastlines and the breathtaking rainforest with toucans, hummingbirds, harpy eagles, howler monkeys, even the occasional jaguar if you're very lucky.
The preservation of large areas of undisturbed land is important to maintain a genetically viable population of top predators, such as jaguars and harpy eagles, according to Mogelgaard.
Harpy eagles are rare and threatened throughout their range, and in Ecuador very little is known about them.