WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE FACTS
The Wedge-tailed Eagle is a large brown eagle with long-feathered legs and a diamond or wedge shaped tail. The tail shape is prominent when seen soaring. It flies with slow powerful wing beats, and soars and circles at great heights.
about 1m long with wingspan of up to 2.5m
found in wide range of territory from mountain forests to open plains.
rabbits, rodents, small marsupials, birds
The nest is a large structure of dead sticks, usually reused for years and can reach 1.8m across. Nests have a shallow cup on the top, lined with fresh twigs and leaves. Lays two white eggs with reddish brown spots and blotches
throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Wedge-tailed Eagle|