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.
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: