Haliaeetus australis Harrison & Walker, 1973:274

Chatham Islands eagle, Chatham Islands fish-eagle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ichthyophaga australis Harrison & Walker, 1973:274


Probably synonymous with H. leucacephalus, the American bald eagle (Olson, 1984).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Holocene



Chatham Islands, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Harrison, Collin James Oliver and Walker, Cyril Alexander. (1973). An undescribed extinct fish-eagle from the Chatham Islands. Ibis 115(2): 274-277. [Abstract]


Other references:

Dawson, E. W. (1961). An extinct sea eagle in the Chatham Islands. Notornis 9(5): 171-172.

Olson, Storrs L. (1984). The relationships of the extinct Chatham Island eagle. Notornis 31(4): 273-277.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Holdaway, Richard N. (2002). The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric life of New Zealand. Indiana University Press: Bloomington (Indiana).


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