wedge-tailed eagle


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wedge-tailed eagle

n
(Animals) a large brown Australian eagle, Aquila audax, having a wedge-shaped tail and a wingspan of 3 m. Also called: eaglehawk
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The boy's mother was left "distraught" and the wedge-tailed eagle has been removed from shows at Alice Springs Desert Park in central Australia.
Taking its name from the two great oceans it links, and symbolised by the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the Indian Pacific now regularly traverses the 2,698 miles between Perth and Sydney.
It includes habitat to a number of endangered species, including the Tasmanian devil, Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle, spotted-tailed quoll, Clarence galaxias, Miena cider gum and grassland paper daisy.
Half an eye on the distant gate off the loop road, the rest of your sight on the happenings of the block, in particular the great wedge-tailed eagle hovering overhead, analysing you.
According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, a wedge-tailed eagle has been trained to swoop down the aisle over the heads of astonished guests to deliver the wedding rings to the best man or groom.
the bold gaze of a wedge-tailed eagle at close quarters; the breathtaking beauty of a lily in a pond in Brisbane; and two hawksbill turtles embracing before mating.
The informed and informative text by author Penny Olson is filled with a wealth of fascinating facts about the wedge-tailed eagle.
Readers of Habitat will recall that Senator Bob Brown went out on a limb last year to protect rare Australian species like the swift parrot, the wedge-tailed eagle and the wielangta stag beetle in Tasmania.
Olsen (editor of the Birds Australia magazine, Wingspan) summarizes the current knowledge of Australia's largest true eagle, the Wedge-tailed Eagle.
The forests are home to rare and threatened species such as the wedge-tailed eagle and the giant freshwater crayfish.
In contrast to the sight of a potential predator, recordings of dingoes howling didn't evoke much reaction, especially when compared with the calls of a familiar danger, the wedge-tailed eagle.
Our latest $10k investment in the Education Centre will demonstrate the measures we take to minimise our impact on iconic species such as the wedge-tailed eagle, Australia s largest bird of prey.