Wedge-tailed Eagle

Product Number: EB00771116
Released: Oct 11, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780643099807
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
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Description

Australia's Wedge-tailed Eagle belongs to the family of eagles, which together span the world. Eagles are powerful predators, with exceptional powers of flight and sight. They may kill to survive, but they also sleep, play, enjoy a bath, make tender parents, and form lasting relationships. This book gives a comprehensive overview of Australia's largest true eagle and one of the country's few large predators and scavengers. First appearing in Aboriginal rock-paintings more than 5000 years ago, the Wedge-tailed Eagle was little more than a curiosity to the early European settlers. The book traces the subsequent changes in perception-from its branding as a vicious sheep killer to an iconic species worthy of conservation-and covers distribution, habitat, hunting, relationships, reproduction and chick development. A final section deals with threats to the existence of this magnificent bird. Winner of the 2006 Whitley Award for Best Natural History of an Iconic Species.

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Author(s): Penny Olsen
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Nov 17, 2005

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