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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.]
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(Animals) a very large tropical American eagle, Harpia harpyja, with a black-and-white plumage and a head crest
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|Noun||1.||harpy 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
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