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.

How We Got Up Close With Australia's Birds of Prey

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.

Types of Eagles -  American Bald Eagle art portraits, photographs, information and just plain fun

17 + Types of Eagles with Pictures, Names and Fact of Eagles

Types of Eagles - American Bald Eagle art portraits, photographs, information and just plain fun

♥ Wedge-tailed Eagle ~ Aquila audax

Wedge-tailed Eagle Ozzie the West Coast Eagle's mascot at the Perth Royal Show SB

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.

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.

Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle by Michael Boniwell

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.

Christopher Pope | Wedge-tailed Eagle

'Wedge-tailed Eagle' by Christopher Pope. Acrylic painting by Christopher Pope

Wedge-tailed eagle - Australia’s largest bird of prey

falconsandhawks: “ Wedge-tailed eagle - Australia’s largest bird of prey Photo credits: Lone Pine Koala Sancturay ”

The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) is the largest raptor in Australia and the most common of all the world’s large eagles.

The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) is the largest raptor in Australia and the most common of all the world's large eagles. by Shannon Plummer

VS.        Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle (gives you some idea on how big these creatures are!)

The Wedge-tailed Eagle is one of twelve species of large predominantly dark-coloured eagles in the genus Aquila found worldwide.

A sign in Australia for the Wedge Tailed Eagle.

Unfortunately so many Australian wedge- tailed eagles get hit by cars- as they feed on carrion on the road. They become heavy from their meal, and as vehicles approach they try to take off, but unable to do so quick enough, they get hit and die.

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