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wedge tailed eagle

wedge tailed eagle feeding on carcass of kangaroo in outback Australia

Wedge tailed eagle IMG 5862 - Wedge tailed eagles are the largest birds of prey in Australia. The varied diet of these imposing birds includes reptiles, rodents, and small birds and mammals, but the fact that they will also kill lambs, particularly those that are newborn and therefore weak and vulnerable, means that they are despised by many farmers and graziers. The wedge tailed eagle plays an important role in cleaning up the environment however, for it also feeds on carrion - on animals that have died from natural causes or as a result of collisions with motor vehicles. This majestic bird was feeding on the bloodied carcass of a red kangaroo in the Australian outback in northern South Australia.

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