13 May 🦅 It’s the Wedge-tailed Eagle!
Posted at 16:03h in NHM
Wedge-tailed eagles are one of the largest eagles in the world. They are found from sea level to alpine regions, although prefer wooded and forested land and open country.
Wedge-tailed eagles have been spotted soaring over 2000m above the ground! Small planes fly at around 3000m, but they have been known to interfere with hang gliders and other flying objects containing humans.
Females are generally heavier than males, maxing out at around 5.3kg, while males are around 4kg. The birds are monogamous, meaning they mate for life.
The animals nests are enormous. Nests have been known to be 1.8m wide, 3m deep and can weigh up to 400kg!
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