Check List 11(4): e19269, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1670
First record of the Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis (Daudin, 1800) (Aves, Accipitridae) in the Cerrado of Minas Gerais state, Brazil
expand article infoLarissa Lacerda Moraes, Alexander Zaidan de Souza, Rômulo Ribon
‡ Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Open Access
We present a new record of the Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis (Daudin, 1800), a rare forest eagle of the Neotropics on 22 May 2012 at a Cerrado area in Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil. The species has only two historical records in the state, both at areas formerly covered by Atlantic Forest. The finding raises the expectations for the maintenance of the species in the state, stressing the fact that this is the first species record in a Cerrado area in Eastern Brazilian states.
Crested Eagle; arpía menor; uiraçu-falso; raptors; geographical range; Neotropical savanna