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Day 221 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 221 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Keep Your Eyes Out For A Harpy Eagle!

The Harpy Eagle is Panama's National Bird. It is the largest and most powerful bird found in the lowland rainforests of Tropical America. It is the largest species of eagle and can have a wingspan of up to 2 meters or 6.5 feet. It's hind talon is 8-10 cm (3-4 inches) in length, the same size as a grizzly bear claw! In the wild they are a rare and magnificent wonder to see. The lifespan is estimated to be 30-35 years. Unfortunately, the population is decreasing due to habitat destruction and persecution of humans. The Harpy Eagle's largest breeding population is in the Darien, eastern Panama.

Keep your camera handy!

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