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