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Bird - Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Grimm-Hewitt Art Gallery

Bird - Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Regular price $80.00

Giclee Print

First Australians of the Gunditjmarra and Wathaurong Clan call the Wedge-Tailed Eagle ‘BUNJIL’ - The Creator and Protector. 

The Wedge-Tailed Eagle (Aquila Audax) is the largest bird of prey in Australia. It has long, broad wings, feathered legs all the way to its toes, and an unmistakable wedge-shaped tail. Its wingspan can measure up to 2.3 metres. Wedge-Tailed Eagles build their nest in a prominent location with a good view of the surrounding countryside. It may be built in either a live or dead tree, but usually the tallest one in the territory. Both parents share in the duties of nest building, incubation and feeding of the young. Wedge-tailed Eagles mate for life. 

They eat both live prey and carrion. The most common live prey are rabbits and hares. Rabbits make up approx 30-70% of their diet. Other food items include lizards, birds and mammals. They can lift prey up to 50% of their own body weight which at adult size can be 4kg.

    Printed with archival pigment inks on 310gsm museum grade Canson Cotton Photo Rag. All prints in this store are sold unframed.
    * All prices include gst.
    Reproduction of original artwork by Cie-Elle Digital Imaging, Sydney Australia

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