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NATURE | Jungle Eagle | A Hungry Harpy | PBS

Duration: 02:39
Program: Nature #2903
Broadcast Date: Nov. 9, 2011

After three days of rain, a harpy mother is desperate to feed her hungry chick. Harpy eagles are the most powerful birds of prey in the world. Standing three feet tall, with a six-foot wingspan and razor-sharp talons the size of bear claws, these birds are the heavyweight hunters of the South American rainforest. They are the top predators in the jungle canopy, feeding regularly on tree-dwelling mammals like monkeys and sloths. But scientists know very little about harpy eagles because their numbers are few and their habitat is large. Hidden in the branches of the canopy, they are rarely seen, let alone filmed. NATURE enters the secret world of the harpy, and provides a treasure trove of new information about this majestic species. "Jungle Eagle" premieres on PBS Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 8pm and is part of the 30th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG for PBS. Major support provided by Canon USA Inc. www.pbs.org

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Post Date: November 9, 2011