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Hieraaetus morphnoides

1 Little Eagle at Red Hill, ACT

Hieraaetus morphnoides at Red Hill, ACT - 2 Jun 2020
Hieraaetus morphnoides at Red Hill, ACT - 2 Jun 2020
Hieraaetus morphnoides at Red Hill, ACT - 2 Jun 2020
Hieraaetus morphnoides at Red Hill, ACT - 2 Jun 2020
Hieraaetus morphnoides at Red Hill, ACT - 2 Jun 2020
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Identification history

Hieraaetus morphnoides 2 Jun 2020 MatthewFrawley
Hieraaetus morphnoides 2 Jun 2020 Ct1000
Haliastur sphenurus 2 Jun 2020 Ct1000

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Significant sighting

5 Jun 2020

We are particularly interested in how many Little Eagles we have in Canberra during the Winter Months

6 comments

Ct1000 wrote:
   2 Jun 2020
I just stuffed up putting it in. Very definitely a little eagle. In the same area where I last sighted it a couple of months ago. It was circling very lazy slow circles (I assumed it had found prey or something) initially while my camera was not at all ready. Then a couple of minutes later it was being terrorised by a range of birds trying to drive it away namely magpies and crows.
   4 Jun 2020
Cameron - do you think it is the same bird?
Ct1000 wrote:
   4 Jun 2020
I think so. The colouration is the same it seems to be the same size and the location was almost exactly the same as my last sighting.
   5 Jun 2020
Thanks also she has a full crop so probably just ate - what time did you take the Photo
Ct1000 wrote:
   5 Jun 2020
Ahh how do you know it's a female? It was taken at 4:19. I first sighted her at 4:10 approximately
   5 Jun 2020
I think it is the Black Mountain female who used to spend most of winter on Red Hill, but I am only guessing

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Jun 2020 04:19 PM Recorded on
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