Raptor Down Under
As you learned yesterday we are talking about raptors this week! Today is also Australia Day, so we decided to combine our celebrations and meet a gorgeous bird of prey from Australia!
- White-bellied sea eagle can be 35 inches long, weight 10 lbs with a wingspan of over 7 ft.
- They are carnivores. They eat sea snakes, fish and turtles and carrion. They are known to steal prey from other birds.
- White-bellied sea eagles live in coastal areas.
- They mate for life.
- Before mating, a pair does amazing acrobatic displays while flying together.
- They can be territorial.
- White-bellied sea eagles holds it wings in a v shape when flying.
- They are known for their loud honking call that sounds like a goose.
- White-bellied sea eagles can live for up to 30 years.
These gorgeous eagles are so fun to watch fly and catch fish! We have a special little Australia Day Bonus for you too- a koala coloring sheet!