The majestic wedge-tail eagle. More than 260 bird species call Kangaroo Island home, and it is here that you have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s most impressive birds of prey. Click through to post for more photos.
The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), sometimes known as the Eaglehawk (a slight misnomer, as it is among the largest raptors) in its native range, is the largest bird of prey in Australia, and is also found in southern New Guinea.
This wedge tailed eagle is a prime predator and one of the fastest birds ever. These eagles manly feed on dead meat like run over kangaroos or even a mouse running into its hole. These eagles have a wing span of 1 meter or longer.