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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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harpy eagle

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The harpy eagle soaring, which I'd looked out at from the plane as it zeroed in on its prey.
Previously, eagles were thought to be relatives of the Harpy group of eagles, a bird family which contains the largest eagles of the world, such as the Harpy Eagle and Crested Eagle, until a DNA study by researchers from the University of Michigan in 2005, showed that the two groups are similar in their general appearances only because they feed on the same kind of animals (forest mammals) and that they live in the same kind of habitat (tropical forests).
Case Description: A 14-year-old 4.1-kg (9.02-lb) male harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) was evaluated because of vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, and weight loss (decrease of 0.35 kg [0.77 lb]) of 4 weeks' duration.
In Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, some raptor species have already been extirpated, including the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja), king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), and probably the black-and-white hawk-eagle (W.
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For more experienced birders, it's often something stunning such as the Harpy Eagle (South America) or Resplendant Quetzal (Central America).
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The image of the harpy eagle in the Beni article was so realistic.
Fast forward to Brazil, and the couple recall the elation at tracking down their "mostwanted bird" - the Amazon rainforest's harpy eagle.