Predation of Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher (Ptilogonys caudatus) by Ornate Hawk-Eagle
(Spizaetus omatus) in a cloud forest of Costa Rica.
The forest, heavily degraded by charcoal burning, illegal commercial timber harvesting and poorly managed smallholder 'shamba' systems, contains rare tree species and an abundant diversity of plants and animals such as the globally threatened Abbot's starling and regionally threatened African green ibis and the crowned hawk-eagle
The Makuleke people harvested second-hatched chicks (which are normally killed by their older siblings) of the southern ground hornbill, African hawk-eagle
and milky eagle owl.
Over 300 species of birds have been seen at Bosque de Paz, including the Resplendent Quetzal and Ornate Hawk-eagle
There are a number of records of the vulnerable Wallace's Hawk-eagle
Spizaetus nanus (Dennis 1994; van Balen 1996; RJ); observations of the hill species Blyth's Hawk-eagle
Spizaetus alboniger (Giesen, 1987; Hood, 1993; Dennis 1994) need confirmation.