Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

Harpy Eagle
Harpy Eagle

Scientific Name: Harpia harpyja

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Emergent Layer

Fun Facts:

  • Harpy Eagles are the largest bird in the Amazon.
  • Its favorite foods are opossums, sloths, and monkeys.
  • One of the largest eagles, it can grow to a weight of up to 20 lbs. The eagles can fly at speeds in excess of 50 mph.
  • Although a large eagle, the harpy has relativly short wings which allow for greater maneuverability in the forest.