ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Hieraaetus morphnoides  

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)
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© Vik Dunis 2015
Werribee, VIC (Jun, 2015)

A Little Eagle on the ground, possibly after a failed attempt at catching a rabbit (those are sticks it is resting on, not bones). Young rabbits are a preferred food source in southern Australia.*


*Debus, Stephen (1998). The Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide. Oxford University Press, p.104.

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle (Dark Morph)

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle nest

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle (Light Morph) in Flight

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Little Eagle