A juvenile was photographed flying in the area as well.
Larry Vogelnest, the senior vet at Taronga Wildlife Hospital stated: “He has deteriorated recently, appetite reduced, demeanour changed and his beak had to be trimmed so he could eat.
I also feel now that it is unlikely he will ever have normal feathers.
SE15’s legacy will be that this information may contribute towards the understanding of how this virus affects raptors.
We have also received a pathology sample for POP (Persistent organic pollutants) testing.
A couple of different eagles have been observed on the river roost and in the forest area.