Wedge-tailed EagleScientific name: Aquila audax

Meaning of name: Aquila is Latin, meaning eagle, and audax, meaning bold or daring. 

Aboriginal name: woldja (woll’cha).

Distribution: Found throughout Australia and into New Guinea.

Description: Up to 105cm long with a wingspan up to 230cm.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 821km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 11 years 10.5 months after being banded (information as at 5 February 2018).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2