Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Summary

Wedge-tailed Eagles are Australia's largest eagle. They can travel long distances and often circle in thermal air currents. They feed on live prey or dead carcases They have a body that is dark brown with wings and neck paler (adult) or paler with gold sheen (young birds). Feathers extend onto the legs. Tail long, rhombus 'wedge' shape


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Habitat

Most areas, occasionally in urban places

Distribution

Across Australia including Tasmania

Size

Body can grow up to around 105 cm long

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