This is an immature dark morph female Little Eagle, which is Australia’s smallest eagle and is widespread and locally common across a large part of the continent.(UPDATE: This species is now listed as Vulnerable in the ACT and NSW).
They prey on small to medium sized mammals and birds and are very capable hunters.


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  • Kharma
    Kharmaover 6 years ago

    superb bird in flight capture …
    wonderful creature

  • Wildpix
    Wildpixover 6 years ago

    Thanks Wendy for your appreciation.

  • Jon C
    Jon Cover 6 years ago

    Lovely capture with superb feather detail

    HELUAover 6 years ago

    Lovely portrayal of this bird !

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    brilliant capture

  • Wildpix
    Wildpixover 6 years ago

    Thanks Jon, Helua, and Brirose!

  • paulscar
    paulscarover 6 years ago

    wow that is a great shot!

  • Wildpix
    Wildpixover 6 years ago

    Thanks Paul.

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 6 years ago

    Fantastic to see them so close up, they are so elusive. Beautiful.

  • Norman Winkworth
    Norman Winkworthover 6 years ago

    Well done very good photo and info on bird.

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