Wedge-tailed Eagle

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Csiro Publishing, 2005 - 111 páginas
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
1
Chapter 2 Eagles and Aborigines
7
Chapter 3 Early records and names
11
Chapter 4 Eagles and their relatives
15
Chapter 5 The eagles country
19
Chapter 6 Eagle specifics
23
Chapter 7 Flight and sight
35
Chapter 8 Reproduction
41
Chapter 9 From egg to adult
69
Chapter 10 Hunting and prey
79
Chapter 11 Threats
87
List of scientific names
94
Bibliography
96
Index
110
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