monkey-eating eagle

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Subject: monkey-eating eagle
From: "Paul Van Gasse" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 13:12:32 +0100
Of course there isn't. There is only the one and only Pithecophaga. Which
does not mean, of course, that there are no other eagles that eat monkeys
(e.g., Harpy Eagle, Crowned Eagle). And I suppose that in Japan the Golden
Eagle or the Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus nipalensis) may take the
occasional young Japanese Macaque.

I do not, however, understand your reference to the Gyrfalcon (Falco
rusticolus), which occurs nowhere near the Philippines, of course, and in
Japan only as a rare winter visitor. Also, it is mainly a bird eater, though
small mammals are also taken.

Paul Van Gasse
Kruibeke, Belgium

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
 Cilla Kinross
Verzonden: dinsdag 15 februari 2000 7:46
Onderwerp: [BIRDING-AUS] monkey-eating eagle

Does anyone know whether there is a monkey-eating eagle in Japan?  it was on
a TV show about 6 months ago,   There appears to be one or two  very
endangered birds in the (Phillipines  Pithecophaga jefferyi and/or  Falco
rusticolus) is this/these the only ones or is there one in Japan too?

Cilla Kinross (Orange NSW)

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