Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis) Predation on Infant Tamarins (Saguinus mystax and Saguinus fuscicollis, Callitrichinae)

  title={Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis) Predation on Infant Tamarins (Saguinus mystax and Saguinus fuscicollis, Callitrichinae)},
  author={Marcos Roland Oversluijs Vasquez and Eckhard W. Heymann},
  journal={Folia Primatologica},
  pages={301 - 303}
//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… 

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