Harpy or Buteonine Eagles

Crowned Solitary Eagle - Harpyhaliaetus coronatus

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SUBSPECIES: None
DISTRIBUTION:
East Bolivia, west Paraguay and south Brazil to south Argentina 
HABITAT:
Dry shrub and moist Pantanal and palm savanna
POPULATION:
IDENTIFICATION:
Lenght:
75 - 85 cm
Wing-span:
 
Weight:
3,0 kg
STATUS:
VULNERABLE

Black Solitary Eagle - Harpyhaliaetus solitarius 

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SUBSPECIES AND DISTRIBUTION:
H. s. solitarus
- Locally from Colombia to north Venezuela (east) and through humid Andes to north-west Argentina (south)
H. s. sheffleri - Locally in highlands from west Mexico to Panama  
HABITAT:
 Forested mountain slopes and cloud forest
POPULATION:
IDENTIFICATION:
Lenght:
66 - 71 cm
Wing-span:
 
Weight:
 3,0 kg
STATUS: Not globally threatened

Guiana Crested Eagle - Morphnus guianensis

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SUBSPECIES: None
DISTRIBUTION:
Guatemala and Honduras (north) through Central America to Colombia to Paraguay (south).
HABITAT:
Lowland tropical and subtropical forests
POPULATION:
IDENTIFICATION:
Lenght: 
71 - 85 cm
Wing-span:
Weight:
 1,8 kg
STATUS:
Not globally threatened

Harpy Eagle - Harpia harpyja


Photo: American Eagle Foundation 

SUBSPECIES: None.
DISTRIBUTION:
South Mexico through Central America to Colombia then through Venezuela to the Guianas and through east Bolivia and Brazil (south) 
HABITAT: 
Lowland tropical forests, normally below 800 meters
POPULATION:
IDENTIFICATION:
Lenght:
89 - 105 cm
Wing-span:
up to 200 cm
Weight:
4,0 - 4,8 kg (male) and 7,6 - 9,0 kg (female)
STATUS:
Not globally threatened

New Guinea Eagle - Harpyopsis novaeguineae

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SUBSPECIES: None
DISTRIBUTION:
New Guinea
HABITAT:
Rain forests, from lowland up to 3200 meters
POPULATION:
IDENTIFICATION:
Lenght: 
75 - 90 cm
Wing-span:
157 cm (female)
Weight: 
1,6 - 2,4 kg 
STATUS:
VULNERABLE

Philippine Eagle - Pithecophaga jefferyi

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SUBSPECIES: None
DISTRIBUTION:
Larger islands of north & east Philippines 
HABITAT:
Primary dipterocarp forests and residual gallery forests up to 2000 meters
POPULATION:
Less than 200 individuals
IDENTIFICATION:
Lenght:
 86 - 102 cm
Wing-span:
 
Weight:
 4,7 - 8,0 kg
STATUS:
ENDANGERED

 

References:
  • Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 2

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Latest date of change: 2006-12-31