They have to be one of my favourite eagles to day dream about seeing in the wild one day. The massive Harpy Eagle of South America with its 2 metre wingspan and feet capable of taking monkeys has been seen in the forests of Belize where it was thought to be vacant from.
Even though they are such a large powerful member of the bird of prey world they are still susceptible to persecution just like any apex predator. De-forestation and habitat destruction is one of the biggest players within the bird of prey world when it comes to dwindling numbers.
The news in the link below can only be good news but still shows the stark reality of how we effect even the biggest of the birds of prey.