Australia is a vast island-continent of diverse habitats--including beaches, deserts, grasslands, and tropical forests--that make it a haven for many unusual and rare bird species. From its largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle, to the emu, an implausible flightless wonder, take an aerial odyssey through the lives of some of Australia's amazing avian ambassadors.
Much of Australia consists of vast tracts of uninhabited land, a perfect hunting ground for the country's imperious birds of prey. From the brown falcons that feed on the country's deadliest snakes, to eagles that have been known to start fires on purpose so they can hunt fleeing animals, soar above the diverse habitats of this island continent in the company of its most accomplished aerial predators.
3/4 • 2018 • Nature