Wedge tailed eagle
The wedge-tailed eagle is the largest bird of prey in Australia, and one of the largest birds of prey in the world. The wedge-tailed eagle is named for its long, diamond-shaped tail. These eagles sometimes hunt cooperatively, and are able to take prey several times their own weight. The large raptors build massive stick nests that can be over two metres across and up to four metres deep.
The wedge-tailed eagle is native to Australia. They are top-order predators who nest in native old-growth forests. They're endangered due to the loss of habitat which has led to a small breeding population. #wedgeTailedEagle #australianEagle #endangeredEagle #keystoneSpecies #endangeredSpecies #deforestationisevil #helptheendangered #savetheeagles #savekeystonespecies #help
Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax) are highly aerial, soaring for hours on end without wingbeat and seemingly without effort, regularly reaching 1,800 m (5,900 ft) and sometimes considerably higher. The purpose of this very high flight is unknown. Their keen eyesight extends into the infrared and ultraviolet bands.