Animal of the day – 10/06/2015 – The Harpy Eagle

The animal of the day is the Harpy Eagle. (Did you know: These birds are the largest eagles found on the American continent! It will straight up pimp slap a Bald Eagle, however since the Harpy Eagles stay down in Central and South America, there’s not too much overlap between their individual pimpin’.

This guys is named Stan Brock, and he ain't never scared of no Harpy!

This guys is named Stan Brock, and he ain’t never scared of no Harpy!

Similar to other birds of prey, the females are larger than the males, and thus the females take larger prey [including deer, monkeys, sloths and opposums].

Yup, armadillos too

Yup, armadillos too…

An Amazonian apex predator: In the Amazon rainforest, Harpy Eagles share the top of the food chain with Jaguars and Anacondas. The Jaguar rules the forest floor, the Anaconda is king is swamps and lakes, and the Harpy Eagle dominates the canopy of the rainforest.

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