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Annual movements of a steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis) summering in Mongolia and wintering in Tibet

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Annual movements of a steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis) summering in Mongolia and wintering in Tibet; 2001; Article; Journal; Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society; Ellis, D.H.; Moon, S.L.; Robinson, J.W.

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An adult female steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis Hodgson) was captured and fitted with a satellite transmitter in June 1995 in southeastern Mongolia. In fall, it traveled southwest towards India as expected, but stopped in southeastern Tibet and wintered in a restricted zone within the breeding range of the steppe eagle. In spring, the bird returned to the same area of Mongolia where it was captured. These observations, though derived from the movements of a single bird, suggest three things that are contrary to what is generally believed about steppe eagle biology. First, not all steppe eagles move to warmer climes in winter. Second, not all steppe eagles are nomadic in winter. Finally, because our bird wintered at the periphery of [...]

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