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Title: Assessment of band recoveries for three Australian eagle species
Contributor(s): Debus, Steve J S  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19786
Abstract: Band recoveries to 2012 were analysed for the White-bellied Sea-Eagle 'Haliaeetus leucogaster' (n = 11, recovery rate = 6%), Wedge-tailed Eagle 'Aquila audax' (n = 55, recovery rate = 7%) and Little Eagle 'Hieraaetus morphnoides' (n = 30, recovery rate = 9%) in Australia (for Wedge-tailed Eagle eastern Australia only). Juvenile/immature Sea-Eagles (n = 8) were recovered within 3.5 years (0-41 months, mean 13 months), 0-1824 kilometres (mean 268 km) from the banding site. Adults (n = 3) were recovered at the banding site; one notable lifespan was 19+ years. Of 60 Sea-Eagles wing-tagged in the coastal Northern Territory, 1978-1994, four (recovery rate = 7%) were juveniles recovered/resighted within 1-4 years, 30-90 kilometres from the banding site, whereas territorial adults were resighted on their territories over the ensuing year. Juvenile/immature Wedge-tailed Eagles (n = 55) were recovered 0-821 kilometres from the banding site (mean 130 km, 95% within 300 km), 1-72 months later (mean 11 months); one banded on Kangaroo Island was recovered on the adjacent mainland (13+ km across sea). Little Eagles (mostly aged as 'first year or older' and unsexed) were recovered 0-2884 kilometres from the banding site (mean 219 km, 80% within 200 km), 1-311 months later (mean 60 months); notable lifespans were of 19-26 years, but average lifespan may be approximately five years in the sheep-wheat belt. Human-related mortalities, either deliberate (persecution) or accidental (e.g. collisions, interactions with infrastructure), formed a large proportion of the reported public recoveries of each species.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Corella, 39(3), p. 67-72
Publisher: Australian Bird Study Association Inc
Place of Publication: Penrith, Australia
ISSN: 0155-0438
Field of Research (FOR): 060809 Vertebrate Biology
060801 Animal Behaviour
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960804 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.absa.asn.au/publication-category/corella/
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