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Hieraaetus morphnoides

2 Little Eagle at Wonga Wetlands

Hieraaetus morphnoides at Wonga Wetlands - 4 Feb 2021
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Hieraaetus morphnoides 19 Feb 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Hieraaetus morphnoides 18 Feb 2021 stephent941

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Bird in flight over Wonga Wetlands


   18 Feb 2021
Great shot stephent941! Welcome aboard Albury Wodonga Nature Map :)
   19 Feb 2021
Thanks Stephen. I am part of a research team studying the ecology, breeding success and movement of the Little Eagle in the wider ACT region. The reddishness on some of the feathers suggest that this may be a recently fledged bird (in Canberra this usually happens in Mid December - February ). Satellite trackers on Fledglings have revealed that in their first few months of flight our birds have traveled to Cape York, Port Melbourne, Rockhampton and Port Pirie.
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   19 Feb 2021
Hi Michael,
Thanks for the comment and information. This was the first time I had seen the species and managed to grab a few quick photos as it flew overhead. Glad to hear that it will help your research.
Cheers, Stephen

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  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 4 Feb 2021 10:03 AM Recorded on
  • stephent941 Recorded by

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