Wedge-tailed eagle

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Wedge-tailed eagle

  1. 1. Wedge-Tailed Eagle<br />James and Nick<br />
  2. 2. The Wedge-Tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) is the largest predatory bird in Australia, but it is also found in southern New Guinea. It is one of the largest birds of prey in the world and has a wingspan of up to 2.27 metres. It was estimated that 30,000 Wedge-Tailed Eagles were killed in one year.<br />Information<br />
  3. 3. It has fully feathered legs.<br /> Sharp claws on its feet so it can grab and carry its prey.<br />It has long broad wings.<br />The female eagles are bigger than the males.<br />The young eagles are a fair brown colour and a dark red-brown as they get older.<br />The females are a lighter colour than the males.<br />Structural Features<br />
  4. 4. The eagles build large on the edge of cliffs or in between a wedge in a tree about 30 metres above ground level nests to lay their eggs in.<br />Functional Features<br />
  5. 5. They lay two eggs.<br />During the breeding season they perch together and run each others beaks through each others feathers.<br />When their high in the<br /> air they fly effortlessly.<br />When they fly high they<br /> can get up to 1,800 <br /> metres high.<br />Behavior<br />
  6. 6. Diet<br />Kangaroos<br />Sheep<br />Goats<br />Hares<br />Ravens<br />Road Kill<br />
  7. 7. Habitat<br />Wedge-tailed eagles are found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and sometimes in southern New Guinea. They like forested areas and open places. Like the air. <br />
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  9. 9. Why are they threatened?<br />The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is only endangered in Tasmania. They are threatened because people shoot them.<br />
  10. 10. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedge-tailed_Eagle)<br />(http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/stories/feature.htm) <br />(http://www.australianfauna.com/wedgetailedeagle.php) <br />(http://www.flickr.com<br />Google images<br />Google<br />References<br />
  11. 11. THE END!<br />

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