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The harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) is one of the largest eagles and most powerful birds of prey in the world. It is a magnificent meat-eater that lives in Central and South American rainforests.

Harpy eagle
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Harpia

Vieillot, 1816
Binomial name
Harpia harpyja
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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The harpy eagle is rare throughout its range, which extends from Mexico to Argentina.

This large eagle makes whistling and clicking calls. It is an endangered species because of the fragmentation and destruction of its habitat through logging, and also because of hunting.