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Sanje mangabey Cercocebus sanjei kills an African crowned eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16912504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the first ever reported observations of a hunting African crowned eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus being killed by a primate, in the Udzungwa Mountains of south-central Tanzania. An adult female eagle launched an attack on a young Sanje mangabey Cercocebus sanjei who was feeding in a tree, but was intercepted and bitten by an adult mangabey who was feeding nearby. The adult mangabey and the eagle then fell together 25 m to the forest floor below. The eagle subsequently died from her injuries, while the mangabey escaped and is thought to have survived. This rare event is briefly discussed in the context of previous accounts of primate-crowned eagle interactions.
Trevor Jones; Sebastian Laurent; Firidolin Mselewa; Abel Mtui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0015-5713     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Primatol.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-16     Completed Date:  2006-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370723     Medline TA:  Folia Primatol (Basel)     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Environmental Sciences Research Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cercocebus / physiology*
Predatory Behavior*

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