Harpy Eagle: King of the Skies

The Harpia harpyja, better known as the Harpy Eagle, is a fascinating member of the animal kingdom. Primarily found in South America, this Eagle dominates its niche, with a wingspan of over 6 feet long, and claws powerful enough to lift and kill fully grown sloths, the Harpy Eagle is the king of the skies.Harpy Eagle in tree. Photo taken by cuatrok77, published on Flickr

If you want to learn more about the Harpy Eagle please check out the classification for information on the Harpia harpyja’s taxonomy. If this does not interest you, then just follow the other links located at the right hand side of the page!

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