Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis) Predation on Infant Tamarins (Saguinus mystax and Saguinus fuscicollis, Callitrichinae)Oversluijs Vasquez M.R.a · Heymann E.W.b
aFacultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Iquitos, Peru; bAbteilung Verhaltensforschung und Ökologie, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Göttingen, Deutschland
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//8RDue to their small size, callitrichines are subject to predation pressure by a wide array of predators. Observed predator attacks and strong responses to less dangerous or non-dangerous stimuli support this contention [1–4]. Since twin births are the rule in callitrichines but populations do not grow drastically, a large proportion of infants and juveniles is probably lost to predators. Pertinent evidence is scanty [2, 5]. Here we report on two successful attacks by crested eagles, Morphnus guianensis, on infant Saguinus mystax and Saguinus fuscicollis.
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