The Whitebellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is thinly but widely distributed and is listed as vulnerable in the Indian Red Data Book. There was no data available on the status of this species hence we carried out the survey along the 164 km coastline of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra during 1996-97 and 1997-98. Our team located 62 nests during this survey. We also surveyed 121 km coastline of Sindhudurg district in year 1999-2000, and located 32 nests of the species.
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