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in Greek mythology, winged women with sharp claws who snatched food, objects, or people.



harpy eagle:

see eagleeagle,
common name for large predatory birds of the family Accipitridae (hawk family), found in all parts of the world. Eagles are similar to the buteos, or buzzard hawks, but are larger both in length and in wingspread (up to 7 1-2 ft/228 cm) and have beaks nearly as long as
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foul-smelling creature; half-vulture, half-woman. [Gk. Myth.: Mercatante, 212–213]
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Our objectives were to: (1) use quantitative and qualitative observations of Harpy Eagle nesting behavior to explore the adaptive significance of green branch collecting, (2) report prey use by a pair of nesting Harpy Eagles in a fragmented forest habitat in Venezuela, and (3) report an unusual case of hatching synchrony and extended sibling competition.
According to an IAI source, Harpy has been produced in two distinct variants, the latest of which appeared a decade ago.
There are not many knights in her army who can conduct an investigation as to who the Sons of the Harpy are.
We discovered an active Harpy Eagle nest on 27 November 2010 in the BNR (Jones and Komar 2011).
The image of the harpy eagle in the Beni article was so realistic.
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Replying to another question Antony assured members that the weapon systems such as Harpy missile purchased from Israel, anti sea-eagle missile, anti-radiation missiles and some types of cluster bombs are in a high state of serviceability and all efforts are made to maintain these systems.
Even a drunken harpy and a malfunctioning microphone stand, don't detract from his set.
The Osa also is home to the magnificent harpy eagle and the endemic yellow-billed cotinga.
Their most thrilling sighting was a harpy eagle in Brazil.
Ruth Miller and Alan Davies have broken the world record for bird species spotted in a year, including the harpy eagle (inset).
Former London museum employee and freelance lecturer Debbie Challis presents From the Harpy Tomb to the Wonders of Ephesus: British Archaeologists in the Ottoman Empire 1840-1880, an extensive study of British-backed mid-1800's archaeological expeditions.