Canberra’s Little Eagle travels a long way

A small GPS tracker attached by a harness to the back of a male Little Eagle over a year ago is revealing surprising information about one of the ACT’s rarest birds of prey, Minister for the Environment Mick Gentleman said today.

"A joint research project being undertaken by the ACT Government, University of Canberra, CSIRO and Ginninderry Joint Venture, is providing a fascinating insight to the travel patterns of the little eagle. It is the first time this threatened species has been subject to satellite tracking," Minister Gentleman said.

After successfully raising a chick in West Belconnen during Spring/early Summer, the one we are tracking has taken off to spend time in the tropical heat near Daly Waters in the Northern Territory – a flight path of 3,300 kilometres.

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