proud to be a wedge-tailed eagle
Followed this one for ages in the scrub to get a shot - amazing creature. It let me get to about 60 metres from the tree to take shots before taking off in the late afternoon.
The Wedge-tailed Eagle is a large brown eagle with long-feathered legs and a diamond or wedge shaped tail - unfortunately not showing very well in this shot. 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.
Common Name:Wedge-tailed Eagle