French: Aigle d’Australie German: Keilschwanzadler Spanish: Águila audaz
New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. audax
(Latham, 1801) – Australia and S New Guinea.
A. a. fleayi
Condon & Amadon, 1954 – Tasmania.
81–104 cm; male 2025–4030 g, larger female 3050–5300 g; wingspan 182–232 cm. Large, mostly black Aquila; tail shape unique within genus; also has... read more
Only really vocal during aerial displays and near nest; gives thin high-pitched whistle followed by... read more
Over most terrestrial habitats, from sea level up to 2000 m, but avoids areas of dense human... read more
Food and feeding
Mammals, birds, reptiles and carrion. In S prefers rabbits and hares, in N young kangaroos and wallabies (Macropus); other mammals... read more
Apr–Sept (peak laying Jul–Aug); sometimes earlier (Jan–Feb) in tropical N Australia, but mainly from May in New Guinea.... read more
Breeding adults sedentary, except in arid zone when forced to move by severe drought, and in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread and common on Australian mainland, despite formerly intense persecution for supposed impact on domestic stock (... read more
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