Definition of harpy eagle in English:

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harpy eagle

Pronunciation: /ˈhärpē ˈēɡəl/

noun

A large crested eagle of tropical rainforests, often preying on monkeys.
  • Family Accipitridae: Harpia harpyja of South America, the largest eagle, and Harpyopsis novaeguineae of New Guinea.
Example sentences
  • The most powerful bird of prey on Earth, the harpy eagle, weighs up to 20 pounds (nine kilograms), has a seven-foot wing span, and is armed with talons as big as grizzly bear claws.
  • Enjoy an evening with cinematographer Neil Rettig and his amazing film featuring the harpy eagle from the rain forests of South America.
  • The parklands are home to some of the last remaining stretches of the species-abundant Atlantic rain forest and many creatures on the ‘threatened’ list like the giant otter, Brazilian jaguar and harpy eagle.

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Syllabification: har·py ea·gle

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