Majestic bird of prey

This Wedge-tailed Eagle was snapped flying over Turkey Beach.

Birds of Boyne and Tannum with Bob Trask

The Wedge-tailed Eagle is the largest bird of prey in the continent of Australia and is distributed throughout the country.

They are a majestic creature having a wingspan in excess of two metres and have been seen soaring up to 2000 metres in altitude!

Weighing up to four kilograms, they feed on live prey and carrion.

Interestingly, research shows that in many parts of the country the wedge-tailed eagle’s live prey are mostly rabbits and hares. Carrion such as dead animals and roadkill are also an important part of their diet!

This bird was photographed soaring over Turkey Beach.