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Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Description:

Large Australian eagle. The females weigh between 3.2 and 5.3 kilograms (7.1 and 12 lb), while the smaller males weigh 2 to 4 kilograms (4.4 to 8.8 lb)

Habitat:

Wedge-tails are found throughout Australia, including Tasmania, and southern New Guinea in almost all habitats, though they tend to be more common in lightly timbered and open country in southern and eastern Australia.

Notes:

This one was seen at Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Descriptions above taken from Wikipedia

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1 Comment

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Great "head shot". Eagles have such intense eyes. I've been seeing them a lot lately, usually in pairs, and usually being dogged by some other birds. We only have 200 pairs of the sub-species Aquila audax fleayi in Tasmania, so either I'm seeing the same pair several times, or there are a few new pairs looking for territory.

Steve A
Spotted by
Steve A

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jul 4, 2003
Submitted on Jul 8, 2011

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