Giant eagle struts with style across a road after finishing a good meal. (VIDEO)
This is the coolest bird walk you’ve ever seen!
While doing a road trip to Ayers Rock from Melbourne youtube user came across this huge Eagle eating a dead Kangaroo.
The wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax), sometimes known as the eaglehawk (both misnomers, as it is not a hawk, and its tail is shaped more like a diamond), is the largest bird of prey in Australia, and is also found in southern New Guinea.
It has long, fairly broad wings, fully feathered legs and an unmistakable diamond-shaped tail. Because of both its tail and its size—it is one of the largest birds of prey in the world—it can be identified at a glance as a “Wedgie” even by the non-expert.
The wedge-tailed eagle is one of twelve species of large predominantly dark-coloured booted eagles in the genus Aquila found worldwide. A large brown bird of prey, it has a wingspan of up to 2.27 m (7 ft 5 in) and a length up to 1.06 m (3 ft 6 in).
Wedge-tails are found throughout Australia, including Tasmania, and southern New Guinea in almost all habitats, though they tend to be more common in lightly timbered and open country in southern and eastern Australia. In New Guinea, the birds can be found in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands.
They are highly aerial, soaring for hours on end without wingbeat or effort, regularly reaching 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) and sometimes considerably higher. The purpose of this very high flight is unknown. Their keen eyesight extends into the infrared and ultraviolet bands. This helps them spot prey and allows them to see rising thermals, which they can use to gain altitude while expending little energy.