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White-bellied Sea-Eagle


Haliaeetus leucogasterWhite-bellied Sea-Eagle

Group:Chordata (vertebrates), Aves (birds), Falconiformes (raptors, birds of prey), Accipitridae (raptor, hawk, eagle, buzzard, harrier, kite)
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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​A complete species management profile is not currently available for this species. ​

See however the profile for the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle​: the requirements of the two species are very similar. 

The breeding season of the White-bellied Sea-eagle is July to January inclusive, sometimes extending into February.  

Check also for further information below, on this page - including the species' Recovery Plan.

Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.



Key Survey reliability more info
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To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.​​

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Helping the species


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Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image).

​​Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. ​ ​Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​