Eagle day

To: "'John Layton'" <>, "'chat line'" <>
Subject: Eagle day
From: "Pedroanddi" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:45:15 +1100
Debus in The Birds of Prey in Australia  includes the white bellied sea eagle in the chapter with large kites while the chapter on 'booted eagles' (described as "usually thought of as 'eagles' in the strict sense") has wedge tailed ,little and  Gurney's eagles. 
Peter Mellor
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Eagle day

The CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club questionnaire (Canberra Times, Times2, February 27, p.6) asks, "How many species of eagle are found in Australia?"  They give the answer, "Two, the white-bellied sea eagle and the wedge-tailed eagle."
So what happened to the Little Eagle? Has it dropped off the perch?
If you want to really delve into it, there has been at least one confirmed sighting of a fourth species, Gurney's eagle, sighted at Boigu Island (Torres Strait) in February, 1987.
John K. Layton
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