Notes: Australia’s largest bird of prey. With a wingspan of 2.5m and can soar to 2000m.
Length: Male – 900mm / Female – 1000mm
Voice: Commonly silent but can whistle and screech
Food: Rabbits, wallabies, various ground dwelling and swamp birds and reptiles. Also eat a lot of carrion.
<p”>Where Found: Widespread over Australia
Habits: Prefer open ground and spend sunrise and sunset quartering their territory at treetop. Rest of day on high perch or circling
Nesting: Breed June-Nov. Two eggs in large nest of sticks- only one chick survives.