Little Eagle

Little Eagle Uncertainty

While from media reports the Little Eagle seems to be doing well, there are grounds for concern amongst experts who have been studying this bird for many years. The 3 successful breeding pairs observed recently is a far smaller number than the 13 observed in the 1980s and 1990s. It is currently listed as vulnerable in both the ACT and NSW.

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Canberra Bird Notes: Volume 43 Number 2 July 2018

Interesting articles

When is a bird species regionally threatened? A discussion of the not-so-simple concept of ‘regional extinction’ in relation to the Australian Capital Territory
Geoffrey Dabb

Eleven historic breeding territories of ACT Little Eagles is an underestimate – A reply to Olsen and Rae (2017)
Jerry Olsen

An inconvenient Eagle
Geoffrey Dabb

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