Raptor Down Under

Raptor Down Under

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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 hawk

  • 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.

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  • They are known for their loud honking call that sounds like a goose.
  • White-bellied sea eagles can live for up to 30 years.

 

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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!

koala coloring sheet

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  1. dangrdafne

    That is a gorgeous bird! I wonder if there are videos of them flying if I google it.

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