1. bookVolume 14 (2020): Issue 1 (December 2020)
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Age of maturity and exceptionally distant natal dispersal of over 500 km by a male lesser spotted eagle Clanga pomarina

Published Online: 30 Apr 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 14 (2020) - Issue 1 (December 2020)
Page range: 73 - 76
Received: 01 Dec 2020
Accepted: 28 Dec 2020
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2644-5247
First Published
09 Nov 2012
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1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

According to previous studies using colour rings, lesser spotted eagles Clanga pomarina have established breeding territories up to 249 km from their natal site. A colour-ringed lesser spotted eagle nestling from NE Poland settled 540 km further west in NE Germany. This male was discovered at the age of six and nested there for several years. This finding is all the more remarkable because the bird was a male, which in large eagles typically settle nearer to their natal sites than females. They apparently reproduce successfully for the first time later than females, normally at the age of five.

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