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Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja)

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(02-13-2021, 11:52 AM)peter Wrote: EPAIVA

Great work and a few nice pics to finish the post. I saw a wild harpy eagle in the interior of Surinam when I was there. I wonder if studies have been conducted in that region. Is anything known about their present status? Are they protected in Venezuela?

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You are very lucky to see a wild Harpy eagle in the wild, the most powerful bird of prey in the world, hope some day I can see a wild one here in Venezuela. I dont know if they are conducting studies en Surinam. They are protected in Venezuela, the bad thing about it is that they are very far from where I am, they are about 14 hours by car from Caracas in Estado Bolivar, the name of the site is Imataca where they have been conducting a research for more than 25 years, Director of Harpy Eagle Conservation Program in Venezuela, Fundacion  Esfera @fundacion_esfera  is Dr. Pilar Alexander Blanco Marquez he is the number one expert in Harpy Eagles and a very good person, I sent him measurements and pictures of the two males found in the Museum, Museo de Historia Natural La Salle. I am planning to go to other museums here in Caracas to take measurements of other Harpy Eagles.
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Picture of huge female and male in Imataca, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela. The difference in size  is incredible in favor of females. Males normally weight from 4,5 to 5 kilograms and females from 8 to 9,5 kilograms, he captured and weighted a huge female that weighed 11 kilograms. 
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Harpy Eagles in Imataca, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela 
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(02-16-2021, 05:50 AM)epaiva Wrote: Picture of huge female and male in Imataca, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela. The difference in size  is incredible in favor of females. Males normally weight from 4,5 to 5 kilograms and females from 8 to 9,5 kilograms, he captured and weighted a huge female that weighed 11 kilograms. 
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A bird of prey hunting in difficult conditions (dense forests) exceeding 10 kg in weight? That's about twice the size of a, large, female golden eagle. Almost prehistoric. 

You told us Dr. Alexander Blanco has studied harpy eagles for about a quarter of a century (...). Very impressive indeed. Unheard of these days. He must know a lot about these eagles. As much as Packer knows about lions. We know about Packer, who can turn into a lion at will, but one of the great harpy specialists is all but unknown over here. 

Could you tell us a bit more about Dr. Pilar Alexander Blanco Marquez and the things he discovered in the past 25 years? We're very interested.
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Found in the nest of an harpia, Colombia

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