Little Eagle returns from Daly Waters to Canberra

Jerry Olsen, Susan Trost

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Little Eagle returns from Daly Waters to Canberra In Flightlines July 2017, David Drynan, Director of the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme, wrote: “There have been a few record-breaking recoveries and resightings reported since the last issue of Flightlines. 132-19712 was placed on an adult male Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides at Woodstock Nature Reserve, ACT on 28 October 2015 by Jerry Olsen along with a satellite transmitter pack. The transmitter signal was detected near Daly Waters, NT on 2 June 2017, 1 year 7 months and 5 days after banding. The ‘great-circle’* distance moved is 2639 km, however the tracking data revealed a 3300 km journey. This is the second longest ‘great-circle’ movement recorded for this species. We are eagerly awaiting the return of this bird to the ACT. If he makes it back to the ACT, he will have travelled in excess of 5200 km
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationBoobook
PublisherBirdLife Australia, Ltd.
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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