The world’s eagles fall into two groups: (1) the ‘true’ or booted eagles have feathered legs (feathered tarsi) down to their toes, and are represented in Australia by the Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), and the smaller Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides), both of which breed in the Australian Capital Territory; (2) the ‘sea-eagles’ have bare legs (tarsi), are more closely related to the Milvus and Haliastur kites, and are represented in Australia by the White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), which occurs regularly in the ACT but has yet to be confirmed breeding there. Sea-Eagles are slightly smaller than Wedge-tailed Eagles and may compete with them for suitable nest sites (Olsen 2014).
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Canberra Bird Notes|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|