Food Habits of the Harpy Eagle, a Top Predator from the Amazonian Rainforest Canopy

  title={Food Habits of the Harpy Eagle, a Top Predator from the Amazonian Rainforest Canopy},
  author={F. H. Aguiar-Silva and T. Sanaiotti and B. B. Luz},
Abstract The Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), the heaviest and the most powerful bird of prey in the canopy of the Neotropical rainforests, is critically endangered in some parts of its range, mainly due to hunting pressure and habitat loss by deforestation. In this study, we found that the diet of five breeding pairs of Harpy Eagles in the central Amazonian rainforest over three years was dominated by two species of sloths (Bradypus variegatus and Choloepus didactylus) in terms of number of… CONTINUE READING
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