Wedge-tailed Eagle
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The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is a majestic bird that is found throughout Australia. They are the largest birds of prey in Australia and have a wingspan of up to 2.5 metres. Wedge-Tailed Eagles are opportunistic predators and scavengers, and will eat anything from small mammals and reptiles to carrion and roadkill. They are also known to take poultry, lambs and other small farm animals.

Wedge-Tailed Eagles are very territorial and will often attack intruders, including other raptors. They are also considered a sign of good luck by many people in Australia. Wedge-Tailed Eagles can be easily identified by their long, wedge-shaped tail feathers. They are mostly brown in colour, but can also be black or white.

Wedge-Tailed Eagles mate for life and build their nests high in trees or on cliff faces. The female lays 2-3 eggs, which are incubated for around 45 days. The chicks stay with the parents for up to 18 months, learning how to hunt and fend for themselves.

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Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Wedge-tailed Eagle

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The wedge-tailed eagle is a solitary animal until they pair up with a mate.

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When food is limited the larger eagle chick may eat their smaller sibling.

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It is Australia's largest bird of prey

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