Latin Name: Aquila audax
Locailty: Australia wide
The wedge-tailed eagle is the largest bird of prey in Australia and forth largest in the world. It soars and glides majestically in the air currents for up to 90 minutes at a time, reaching altitudes that can go beyond 2000 m.
Wedge-tailed eagles usually spend the hours around sunrise and sunset viewing their territory from the treetops. They hunt early, and for the rest of the day they either sit on exposed perches or circle and glide in the air. Although they spend little time maintaining their territory, wedge-tailed eagles will advertise their presence by flying at high altitudes and gliding along the boundaries of their range.
Fact: Did you know adult wedge-tailed eagles pair off for life?