Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Wedge-tailed Eagle
 There is always a lot of debate about what species of eagle is the largest in the world. Mostly the debate is centered around the Stellars sea eagle, the harpy eagle and the Philippine eagle. These are the three largest eagle species in the world but there is another species that is not far behind.
Wedge-tailed Eagle
The wedge-tailed eagle is the largest raptor in Australia. They are quite similar in weight to the bald eagle, which is the largest raptor in North America, but they are generally several inches longer in length. Most of that has to do with their long wings and tail, which comes to a point thus their name. They are often found soaring high above the ground searching for prey. They are opportunistic feeders and will eat almost anything they find, dead or alive. This bird was a part of a program that was put on by the World Bird Sanctuary at the Carpenter Nature Center last year.


HansHB said...

Great shots, kind of portrait!

Anni said...

I have never heard of this kind of's so stark, beautiful and stately!!!

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful captures!!! So close!!!