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Nonfish Prey of Wintering Bald Eagles in lIlinois
The Wilson Bulletin (1988)
  • Given Harper, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • D. Scott Hopkins
  • Thomas C. Dunston
Many Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) winter in Illinois (Fawks 1979), where they feed primarily on fish (e.g., Southern 1966, Fischer 1982, Harper 1983). However, few reports have been published documenting their use of mammalian and avian prey in the midwestern United States (Lingle and Krapu 1986, Stalmaster 1987). This paper describes the almost exclusive use of nonfish prey in an upland population of Bald Eagles, and discusses related management implications.
Publication Date
Winter December, 1988
Publisher Statement
The Wilson Journal of Ornithology (formerly The Wilson Bulletin) is published by The Wilson Ornithological Society, and provided here with permission.
Citation Information
Given Harper, D. Scott Hopkins and Thomas C. Dunston. "Nonfish Prey of Wintering Bald Eagles in lIlinois" The Wilson Bulletin Vol. 100 Iss. 4 (1988) p. 688 - 690
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