Ecologlcal observatlons on Sanford's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus (leucogaster) sanfordi

Pikacha, Patrick, Sirikolo, Myknee, Boseto, David and Filardi, Chris (2012) Ecologlcal observatlons on Sanford's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus (leucogaster) sanfordi. Australian Field Ornithology, 29 3: 143-148.

Author Pikacha, Patrick
Sirikolo, Myknee
Boseto, David
Filardi, Chris
Title Ecologlcal observatlons on Sanford's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus (leucogaster) sanfordi
Formatted title
Ecologlcal observatlons on Sanford's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus (leucogaster) sanfordi
Journal name Australian Field Ornithology
ISSN 1448-0107
Publication date 2012-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 29
Issue 3
Start page 143
End page 148
Total pages 6
Place of publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher BirdLife Australia
Language eng
Subject 1105 Dentistry
Formatted abstract
Field observations of Sanford's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus (leucogaster) sanfordi were obtained in the Solomon Islands (Choiseul, Tetepare, Rendova, Kolombangara, and Vella Lavella) from January 2006 to October 2011. Sanford's Sea-Eagles were encountered in coastal, lowland and montane forests (to 1100m above sea-level), open human-modified habitats, and along a river through primary rainforest. Predation or attempted predation was observed on soaring Glossy Swiftlets Collocalia esculenta, Solomons Flying-foxes Pteropus rayneri leaving their roosts and a Prehensile-tailed Skink Corucia zebrata. Ecological release may explain this eagle's wide habitat and dietary niche in the Islands, but other evidence (morphology, vocalisations) suggests that lumping it with the White-bellied Sea-Eagle H. Leucogaster, on limited DNA evidence, may be premature.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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