Little Eagles in the Australian Capital Territory during two breeding seasons: 2015 and 2016, and the myth of ‘buffers’ and ‘corridors’

Jerry Olsen, Susan Trost

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Abstract

Little Eagles in the Australian Capital Territory during two breeding seasons: 2015 and 2016, and the myth of ‘buffers’ and ‘corridors’ Previously we reported on the collapse of breeding Little Eagles Hieraaetus morphnoides in the ACT from about 13 territories in the 1980s and 1990s to one to four breeding territories, depending on the year, between 2005 and 2014 (Olsen et al. 2015). Causes of the decline could be the use of the poison Pindone to control rabbits, or breeding Wedge-tailed Eagles Aquila audax displaced from other locations and displacing Little Eagles, but mainly suburban development in the northern ACT. Little Eagles have not been found breeding in heavily forested Namadgi in the southern ACT, but breed mainly in open forest and woodland in the north, areas susceptible to urban sprawl.
Original languageEnglish
Pages4-5
Number of pages2
Volume35
No.1
Specialist publicationJournal of the Australasian Raptor Association
PublisherBirdLife Australia, Ltd.
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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