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Wedge-tailed Eagle

Australia's largest raptors, the Waalitj can be spotted circling high up in the sky.

Birds of Prey Bushland Species Conservation

Noongar Names: Waalitj

Scientific Name: Aquila audax

Conservation Status: Endangered

Threats: Habitat loss and potentially rodenticides

Will they visit?: Wedge-tailed Eagles are common in peri-urban areas

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and outer Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Large trees for nesting and raising their young

Diet: Mammals, birds, reptiles

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Birds of prey help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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