Wedge Tailed Eagle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)|
|Family:||Eagle & Hawk (Accipitridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Wedge Tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)|
Thank you Antoni Camozzato & Amy D. for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Large majestic brown and tan hunter.
Huge wing span and is easily identified by the diamond-shaped tail.
Hunts regularly through Ellura as it is so healthy.
We thought the pink gape indicated juveniles, but Nina Maurovic said "They have a pink gape their whole life. Young birds are much lighter in colour and have more mottled/banded coloration in their secondary wing feathers and tail feathers"