Check List 7(1): 32-36, doi: 10.15560/7.1.32
Aves, Accipitridae, Spizaetus tyrannus (Wied, 1820): new records in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero region, Minas Gerais, Brazil
expand article infoLuiz Fernando Salvador-Jr., Marcus Canuto, Carlos Eduardo Alencar Carvalho, Giancarlo Zorzin
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The Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus (Wied, 1820) is a typical forest raptor classified as an endangered species in the state of Minas Gerais, southeast Brazil. Threats include deforestation and fragmentation of forest areas. Although the present investigation points 16 new records of the species in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, it is noteworthy that the advance of mining activity and expansion of forestry of Eucalyptus spp. in this region are subtracting the forest remnants and increasingly reducing available habitats for this predator inside its limits.