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The Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle. (This photograph gives you some idea on how large these birds really are!) Photo By: © 2004 http://places.rnr.id.au

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The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), sometimes known as the Eaglehawk (a slight misnomer, as it is among the largest raptors) in its native range, is the largest bird of prey in Australia, and is also found in southern New Guinea.

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from Mapping Megan

How We Got Up Close With Australia's Birds of Prey

The majestic wedge-tail eagle. More than 260 bird species call Kangaroo Island home, and it is here that you have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia’s most impressive birds of prey. Click through to post for more photos.

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Its official, our new male Wedge-tailed Eagle has a name, and that name is George! As a Principal Partner of Taronga Zoo, QBE had the exclusive opportunity to be involved in the naming of this up-and-coming bird. They ran an internal promotion for all their NSW employees asking for potential names. The winner, Amy Kent, from QBE's Newcastle office is extremely excited that her suggested name, George, was picked as the winner, named after recently born Prince George. The name beat out other…

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