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The Harpy Eagle, a forest eagle from Latin America
The only species in the genus Harpia, the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a forest eagle from Latin America. It can measure 3.3 feet (1 meter) in length with a wigspan of more than 6.6 feet (2 meters). Females, sometimes twice as heavy as males, weigh up to 20 lb (9 kg). This species threatened by the disappearance of its habitat lives in the heights of the wet tropical forests of the lowlands. With 3.9 inches (10 cm) long claws and a flight speed of up to 49,71 miles/hour (80 km/h), this super predator attacks arboreal canopy animals such as howler monkeys, parrots or iguanas but also fawns.
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