The harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a neotropical species of eagle.It is also called the American harpy eagle to distinguish it from the Papuan eagle, which is sometimes known as the New Guinea harpy eagle or Papuan harpy eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the rainforest, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world.Family: Accipitridae. In the wild, adult female harpy eagles can weigh up to a whopping 8 to 10 Kg, whereas the weight of males ranges between 4 to 5 Kg on average. A harpy eagle can live as long as 25 to 35 years in the wild.
For an adult Harpy Eagle, finding a mate and raising young are very important. Scientists believe that Harpy Eagles may stay with the same companion for life. This means that a male and a female could stay together for 25-30 years! American harpy eagles mate for life and both the parents nurture only one chick in every two to three years. The incubation period lasts for 56 days. The juveniles are capable to walk and stand in about 36 days. The chicks fledge out after 6 months period but they will remain with their mother for 6 to 10 months.Author: Waleed Khalid.
Aug 27, 2018 · It takes 3-4 years for a young Harpy Eagle to attain full adult plumage, and reach sexual maturity around 5 years of age. Harpy Eagles have very strong bills and very robust tarsi and toes, key features to help distinguish it from the Crested Eagle, another large eagle which shares the same range and habitat as the Harpy Eagle.Author: Canopytower. The newly hatched chick is all white and doesn’t attain its full adult coloring until its third year. Both parents feed the chick for about 10 months. Harpy eagle chicks are ready to fledge at about five to six months of age, but they usually hang around the nest for over a year, begging a meal from its parents.