publication . Other literature type . 1993

Ospreys Use Bald Eagle Nests in Chesapeake Bay Area

Therres, Glenn D.; Chandler, Sheri K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1993
  • Publisher: Raptor Research Foundation
  • Country: United States
Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) share similar breeding habitat in the Chesapeake Bay area and elsewhere. The nests of these species are similar in size and appearance. Ospreys typically build large stick nests in dead trees or on man-made structures (C.J. Henny et al. 1974, Chesapeake Sci. 15:125-133; A.F. Poole 1989, Ospreys: a natural and unnatural history, Cambridge Univ. Press, NY), while Bald Eagles usually build larger nests in live trees (P.B. Wood et al. 1989, J. Wildl. Manage. 53:441-449; Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, unpubl. data). Osprey nests are usually placed in the open at the top of dead trees or stru...
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free text keywords: Chesapeake Bay, Nesting, Bald eagles, Ospreys
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