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saki

a longhaired, bushy-tailed, New World monkey, about 1.5 ft long and weighing 2 lb. They are diurnal, arboreal and gregarious and in two genera Pithecia and Chiropotes.
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We noticed the Harpy Eagle staring intently at us during our examination of the saki, moving its head side-to-side and up-and-down, from a perch 15 m high and 10 m distant.
The saki was attacked while traveling in the smaller (5 individuals) of two subgroups (~18 individuals total).
We did not see the apparent terrestrial strike, but it appeared to be accompanied by another scream from the saki because it was at the location of this scream that we saw the sapling shaking immediately following the second scream and from which the Harpy Eagle flew from the ground.
The second and third Harpy Eagle-primate interactions, involving another black-bearded saki and a red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), occurred in the last 25 years while one of the authors (dos Reis) worked on a variety of projects at the BDFFP.
The second observation was of a perched individual with the body of what appeared to be a black-bearded saki draped over the branch below it.
2005) observed a Harpy Eagle dropping the dead body of a male bearded saki monkey (Chiropotes utahicki) in mid-flight and infer the monkey fought back because, when they recovered the carcass, it was clutching feathers in each hand.
The saki scream that we heard was a startle response because it was given at the moment of attack, it was very loud (conspicuous), and it is rare.
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