"'John Layton'" <>, "'chat line'" <>
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:45:15 +1100
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.
Sent: Monday, 27 February
2006 6:11 PM
To: chat line
Subject: [canberrabirds] Eagle
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
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
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