Csiro Publishing, 2005 - Всего страниц: 111
Résumé proposé en quatrième de couverture : "Australia's Wedge-tailed Eagle belongs to the family of eagles, which together span the world. Eagles are powerful predators, with exceptional powers of flight and sight. They may kill to survive, but they also sleep, play, enjoy a bath, make tender parents, and form lasting relationships. This book gives a comprehensive overview of Australia's largest true eagle and one of the country's few large predators and scavengers. First appearing in Aboriginal rock-paintings more than 5000 years ago, the Wedge-tailed Eagle was little more than a curiosity to the early European settlers. The book traces the subsequent changes in perception - from its branding as a vicious sheep killer to an iconic species worthy of conservation - and covers distribution, habitat, hunting, relationships, reproduction and chick development. A final section deals with threats to the existence of this magnificent bird."
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Chapter 1 Musings
Chapter 2 Eagles and Aborigines
Chapter 3 Early records and names
Chapter 4 Eagles and their relatives
Chapter 5 The eagles country
Chapter 6 Eagle specifics
Chapter 7 Flight and sight
Chapter 8 Reproduction
Aborigines active nests adult areas attack average bill birds booted eagles breeders breeding season brood Brown Falcons Burrendong Dam carcass carrion cent chicks clutch crows David Fleay diet dingo Eagle Aquila eagle nests eagle population eagle’s eaglehawk eaglets eggs feed feet female fledging flight feathers flying forest foxes glide goannas Golden Eagle Guinea Gurney’s Eagle habitat hatching head humans hunting incubation islands juveniles kangaroo killed lambs mainland male metres movement nape neck nestling Nick Mooney occasionally pairs particularly perch Peregrine Falcons persecution plumage poisoned predators prey Queensland rabbits range raptors relatively Rufous Rufous Hare-wallabies smaller soar sometimes South Wales Spanish Eagle species Spotted Eagle subspecies swoop tail talons Tasmania Tasmanian Devils Tawny Eagle tend territory thermals tree Typically upperwing Verreaux’s Eagle vultures wallabies Wedge-tailed Eagle weight Western Australia Whistling Kite White-bellied Sea-Eagle wings young