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Wedge-tailed Eagle BI237331
The Wedge-tailed Eagle is a bird of prey found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern New Guinea. They prefer wooded and forested land and open country and build their nests in prominent locations with a good view of the surrounding countryside. They eat mostly carrion, including roadkill and other carcasses, and their live prey typically includes rabbits, hares, lizards, birds, and mammals. They may hunt alone, in pairs, or in larger groups and, under ideal conditions, can lift about 50% of their body weight. Wedge-tailed Eagles are known for their boldness and may attack and kill animals as large as adult kangaroos.