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Modelling the nesting habitat of the White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster in Tasmania

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Shaun Thurstans

The nesting habitat of the White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster was assessed and modelled in a region of south-eastern Tasmania. The selected habitat was assessed by comparing the habitat parameters of 28 nest sites with those of the entire study area. The activity status of nests during the 1997–98 breeding season, and some variables, were measured […]


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A survey of White-bellied Sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster nests in Tasmania in 2003

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Shaun Thurstans

The Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water maintains a database of raptor nests through its Natural Values Atlas for the purpose of nest-site management (the Tasmanian Raptor Nest Database). During late spring 2003, 79 of the 237 White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster nests then listed in the database were surveyed. Three nests were found to […]


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Foraging of White-bellied Sea-eagles Haliaeetus leucogaster in relation to Marine Fish Farms in Tasmania

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Category: Issue 3

Author(s): Jason Wiersma, Alastair Richardson

The ranging and foraging behaviour of adult male White-bellied Sea-Eagles Haliaeetus leucogaster, at three marine fish farms and three non-aquaculture sites, were studied in the breeding season (August–December 2000) by radiotelemetry. At non-aquaculture sites (Sea-Eagle nests >8 km from fish farms), areas of Sea-Eagle home ranges averaged 77.2 square kilometres (minimum convex polygon) and 92.2 […]


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