The third largest bird is the Harpyâ€™s Eagle. The Harpyâ€™s Eagle is a large raptor that can be found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. The Harpyâ€™s Eagle gets its name from the Greek mythological creature, the harpy. The harpies were winged creatures that had the head of a woman and the body of a vulture. They were said to feast on human flesh and often carried off people to their doom.
The Harpyâ€™s Eagle is one of the most powerful birds of prey in the world. It has been known to kill animals as large as sloths and monkeys with ease. The eagle hunts by perching high up in a tree and then swooping down on its unsuspecting prey below. It has razor sharp talons that can crush bone, and it can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour when diving for food.
The average lifespan of a wild Harpyâ€™s Eagle is unknown, but captive eagles have been known to live for up to 28 years old. These majestic birds are currently listed as â€œnear threatenedâ€ by the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss and hunting pressure from humans