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1 December 2000 Sloths in the Diet of a Harpy Eagle Nestling in Eastern Amazon
Mauro Galetti, Oswaldo de Carvalho
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Prey remains of a nestling Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) over 15 months in eastern Amazon, Brazil included 11 two-toed sloths (Choloepus didactylus), 9 three-toed sloths (Bradypus variegatus), and 1 gray four-eyed opossum (Philander opossum). We found no evidence of predation on primates despite their abundance in the area and their importance to Harpy Eagles studied elsewhere. We observed no sloths in 605 km of line transects, a finding that suggests the inadequacy of transect data to estimate prey density for Harpy Eagles.

Mauro Galetti and Oswaldo de Carvalho "Sloths in the Diet of a Harpy Eagle Nestling in Eastern Amazon," The Wilson Bulletin 112(4), 535-536, (1 December 2000).[0535:SITDOA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 12 April 2000; Accepted: 1 August 2000; Published: 1 December 2000
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