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Harpy

Harpy

1. A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger. Some writers mention two, others three. Both table and provisions vanished guite. With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard. (Milton)

2. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner. The harpies about all pocket the pool. (Goldsmith)

3. (Science: ornithology) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus). A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). It ranges from Texas to Brazil.

4. (Science: zoology) harpy bat, an East indian fruit bat of the genus Harpyia (especially. H. Cerphalotes), having prominent, tubular nostrils. A small, insectivorous indian bat (Harpiocephalus harpia).

5. (Science: zoology) harpy fly, the house fly.

f. Harpie, L. Harpyia, gr, from the root of to snatch, to seize. Gf. Rapacious.


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For Your Eagle's Eye Only

Quality of photo makes Philippine look more elegant otherwise i may have chosen harpy, also the harpy pic makes it look small.

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by futurezoologist
Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:34 am
 
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... Pithecophaga jefferyi (Philippine Eagle) http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2224/2411733318_183c18dc38.jpg?v=0 Harpia harpyja (Harpy Eagle) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/3221669986_3638e082e8.jpg?v=0 Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/Bald.eagle.closeup.arp-sh.750pix.jpg/325px-Bald.eagle.closeup.arp-sh.750pix.jpg ...

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by mcar
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:20 pm
 
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Favorites Animal

... "Ok, lets go in" she puts her paw down and walks like normal. Astounding. Oh, and the largest eagle is the Haring Ibon (Golden is third behind the Harpy Eagle)

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Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:59 am
 
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