The harpy eagle is the world's largest living bird. In the wild, the harpy eagle lives for around twenty-five to thirty-five years, and in captivity, it can live for up to forty years.
Mexico is home to the harpy eagle (almost extinct ). The harpy eagle is most common in Brazil, where it can be found throughout the country. It is mainly threatened by habitat loss as a result of increased logging, cattle ranching, and agriculture.
Harpy eagles have a total length of 86.5 to 107 cm and a height of 89 to 105 cm. The harpy eagle's wingspan ranges from 176 to 224 cm (according to Wikipedia). Females are typically heavier, weighing 6 to 9 kilograms on average, while males weigh 4 to 5 kilograms on average.
The tropical lowland rainforest canopies are home to the harpy eagle. They tend to hang out in the tropical lowland rainforest canopy treetops. For this large eagle species to thrive, it requires large trees and large territories. They prefer undisturbed woodland, but can also hunt in open areas. They live in the middle to upper reaches of the rainforest canopy, where they may hunt for their favourite prey.
It preys on nocturnal mammals such as monkeys, sloths, and opossums, as well as partly arboreal and even land mammals (such as rodents, anteaters, armadillos, and even relatively large carnivores like kinkajous, coatis, and tayras). This eagle sometimes preys on other birds, reptiles, and snakes.
Harpy eagles are usually found in pairs since they are monogamous and mate for life. They are lone hunters who hunt in the dense rainforest, relying on their sharp vision to locate their prey. They will stay on a perch for several hours in search of prey. During the day, they are adept at in-flight hunting. They have exceptional vision and can see objects as small as one inch (2 centimetres) from about 200 yards (200 meters).
Panama's national symbol, the harpy eagle, is portrayed on the country's coat of arms.
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