Modelling the nesting habitat requirements of the Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax in the Australian Capital Territory using nest site characteristics

Patrick Mickan, Bernd GRUBER, Gerald Olsen

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Abstract

Nest site characteristics of the Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax were investigated during the 2011 breeding season within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Our objectives were to determine the nesting habitat requirements of this species in the ACT by surveying nest sites and identifying differences between habitat characteristics of nest trees and reference trees and active and inactive nest sites. A landscape model was created using maximum entropy distribution modelling (MaxEnt), predicting suitable nesting habitat for Wedge-tailed Eagles by extrapolating fi eld measurements. This study found that during the 2011 breeding season Wedge-tailed Eagles in the ACT showed a preference for northeast facing aspects (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalCorella
Volume38
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

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