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 The Australian eagle is a large bird of prey found in some woodlands, open and ground areas in Oceania. It is a carnivorous bird, which feeds on live prey and carrion.

 

Australian eagle


Category

animal kingdom

Phylum: Vertebrate Chordates

Category: birds

Ranking: socks

Family: Bazia

Gender: real eagles

Scientific Name: Aquila audax

 

Australian Eagle Shape Characteristics

The Australian eagle reaches a length of about 90 to 110 cm. Female eagles are always larger than males. The Australian eagle's tail is about 45 cm long, and its wingspan is about 1.80 to 2.32 m. The male Australian eagle weighs about 2 to 4 kg, while it weighs Female from 3 to 5.8 kg

 

The look and feel of the Australian eagle

The Australian eagle is a large bird of prey with a massive body, large pointed feathered wings, a triangular tail, and feathered legs with gray claws. The feathers of the Australian eagle are dark brown with some light brown in small areas such as the neck and wings.

 

The environment and whereabouts of the Australian eagle

The Australian eagle is endemic to Australia in mainland Australia, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea and Oceania.

Australian Eagle Habitats

The Australian vulture lives in wet and dry tropical forests, temperate grasslands, and tropical savannas.

 

Australian eagle diet

As for the Australian eagle, it is definitely a carnivorous bird.

 

Australian eagle food and prey

The Australian eagle hunts any prey of suitable size, especially hares, but also kangaroos, possums, wombats and koalas found on the Australian continent. It also attacks some birds such as ducks, crows, young emu, and reptiles such as decorative lizards and lizards, and brown snakes. The Australian eagle also feeds on the carcasses of various animals.

 

Australian eagle

The social life of the Australian eagle

The Australian eagle is  a solitary animal that lives either alone or in pairs. However, they can sometimes be seen hunting in groups, and they usually hunt fairly large prey such as red kangaroos as these birds of prey defend their territory against intruders. The Australian eagle is a diurnal animal that spends most of its day on tree branches, in mountain cliffs, or even in the air, as it hovers without flapping its wings to see the area clearly. During the hottest hours of the day, Australian eagles soar above sea level using convection currents.

 

The sound and cry of the Australian eagle

The Australian eagle shrieks loudly and whistles hoarsely, very faint for its size.

 

The area controlled by the eagle

The Australian eagle controls from 9 to 100 square kilometers per pair, depending on the availability of prey and space.

 

Australian vulture predators

The adult Australian vulture has no predator however, its young are highly endangered by other vultures.

 

Longevity of the Australian eagle

The average life expectancy of an Australian eagle is about 25 years in the wild.

 

Reproduction in Australian vultures

Australian eagles perform courtship ceremonies and acrobatics in the sky and the Australian eagle's mating season is usually between July and December. Marriage in Australian eagles is monogamous and the female eagle lays two eggs on average. The male and female incubate the eggs. The incubation period is approximately 45 days. The Australian eagle matures sexually at about 3 years of age. The place to lay eggs in high trees or high cliffs.

 

Threats to the Australian Eagle

The threats to the Australian eagle are poisoning and hunting by farmers, who consider it a noxious bird. As for the number of Australian eagles, the number is unknown, however, its numbers are considered to be constantly increasing.

 


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