Journal of Ornithology

, Volume 152, Issue 1, pp 207–208

A living specimen of the dark form of Steller’s Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus pelagicus (“niger”) in captivity

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DOI: 10.1007/s10336-010-0580-2

Cite this article as:
Kaiser, M. J Ornithol (2011) 152: 207. doi:10.1007/s10336-010-0580-2


Berlin Tierpark has a breeding female of the dark form of Steller’s Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus (“niger”) . This is the first known specimen for about half a century and the first evidence that it is not a subspecies but just a colour phase.


Colour phaseHaliaeetus pelagicus nigerSteller’s Sea EagleSystematic status

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tierpark BerlinBerlinGermany