Changeable Hawk Eagle and the long-tailed macaque

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In August 2006 Johnny Wee was at Venus Drive Link seeking out subjects to photograph. There he noticed a Changeable Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus) perched on a branch high up a tree.

The eagle was quietly scanning the area below for about 10 minutes before it suddenly dived down. It must have been eyeing a young long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) as there was a sudden distress call by the latter as the eagle dived.

Unfortunately the trees blocked his view and he was not able to confirm whether the bird succeeded in catching the monkey. Did the macaque escape?

Input and top image by Johnny Wee, bottom image by YC Wee.

2 Responses

  1. Yong Ding Li

    Errr, I think M. silenus is the lion-tailed macaque from silent valley, india…Should be M fascicularis alright

  2. You are correct, Ding Li. The error has been rectified accordingly. Thanks also to Ben Lee who spotted the error.

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