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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State officials described it as the largest case of suspected wedge-tailed eagle killings they had ever seen.
'This is the biggest case of wedge-tailed eagle deaths we have ever seen - by far the biggest.' 'We have never seen anything like this.' Bruce said the finding has turned into 'a significant statewide investigation, involving more than 30 staff.
Eyesight of primates and chimpanzees also carry the same level of sharpness, but surprisingly, a few birds of prey resolve twice more detail than humans such as the wedge-tailed eagle of Australia, which can see as many as 140 cycles per degree.
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.
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 winning entries show just how unique and dramatic our natural world is--an action-packed moment snapped during a NSW bushfire; gangly jabirus fighting midair over a fish; a live cane toad being devoured by a freshwater snake; a tiny, querulous wagtail taking on an osprey (and getting the better of it?); 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.
Spirit of the Wedge-Tailed Eagle: The Art of Humphrey Price-Jones is a stunning, oversized hardcover art book showcasing the work of artist Humphrey Price-Jones' and features his lavish illustrations of the wedge-tailed eagle--Australia's largest true 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. She covers distribution, habitat, hunting, relationships, reproduction, chick development, and conservation.