Birdorable 191: Harpy Eagle

Cute Birdorable Harpy Eagle

Today's new bird in our 17-day-long Birdorable Bonanza is the American Harpy Eagle, a powerful raptor that can be found across Central and South America where it lives in the upper canopy layer of tropical rainforests. Unfortunately the Harpy Eagle is threatened due to habitat loss from logging. Hunting has wiped out lots of Harpy Eagle too, as it was seen as a threat to life stock and humans because of its large size. The National Institute of Amazonian Research in Brazil is currently conducting research at 45 known nesting locations that are being monitored by volunteers.

Harpy Eagle
Photo by Jose Garcia / Panama Birds (Source: Flickr)

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 192

Comments

Ashira on July 22, 2009 at 9:15 AM wrote:
Ooh. There's a little bell going in the back of my head that says 'Turaco' for this one. I have no idea if it's right or not, my subconscious is an odd place to be. I love the Harpy Eagle. :D So stinkin' cute.
Andrew on November 21, 2018 at 4:38 AM wrote:
the harpy eagle the flyers
Spurwing Plover on May 22, 2022 at 4:06 PM wrote:
Monkeys and Sloths on their Menus
Spurwing Plover on February 26, 2023 at 7:02 AM wrote:
Most all Male Birds of Prey are smaller then the Female but its him pro provides the Prey during the nesting season
Spurwing Plover on May 3, 2023 at 6:24 AM wrote:
Harpy Days are Here Again

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