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Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax (Latham, 1801)

The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax), sometimes known as the Eaglehawk (a slight misnomer, as it is among the largest raptors) in its native range, is the largest bird of prey in Australia, and is also found in southern New Guinea. It has long, fairly broad wings, fully feathered legs and an unmistakable wedge-shaped tail. Because of both its tail and its size — it is one of the largest birds of prey in the world — it can be identified at a glance as a "Wedgie" even by the non-expert. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Aquila

Scientific:
  Aquila audax

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.ii

Protonym:
  Vultur audax

Avibase ID:
  5E574D70AC136CC1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5E574D70

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175410

Geographic range:

  • Aquila audax audax: Plains, deserts, open woodlands of Australia and s New Guinea
  • Aquila audax fleayi: Tasmania
English:
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Czech:
orel klínoocasý
German:
Keilschwanzadler
Danish:
Kilehaleørn
Spanish:
Águila Audaz
Finnish:
kiilapyrstökotka
French:
Aigle d'Australie
Icelandic:
Fleygörn
Italian:
Aquila cuneata
Japanese:
onagainuwashi
Japanese:
オナガイヌワシ
Dutch:
Wigstaartarend
Norwegian:
Kilehaleørn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kilehaleørn
Polish:
orzel australijski
Portuguese:
Águia-audaz
Russian:
Клинохвостый орёл
Slovak:
orol klinochvostý
Swedish:
kilstjärtsörn
Ukrainian:
Орел австралійський
Chinese:
楔尾雕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Aigle d'Australie ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Aigle d'Australie ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Aquila audax [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Uroaëtus audax [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aquila audax [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Wedge-tailed Eagle ( Aquila audax) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aquila audax [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aquila audax [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Клиноопашат орел
Catalan: Àguila audaç
Czech: Orel klínoocasý
Danish: Kilehaleørn
German: Keilschwanzadler
English: Wedge tailed Eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle
English (IOC): Wedge-tailed Eagle
Spanish: Aguila Audaz, Águila Audaz
Spanish (Spain): Águila Audaz
Spanish (HBW): Wedge-tailed Eagle
Estonian: kiilsaba-kotkas
Finnish: Kiilapyrstökotka
French: Aigle australien, Aigle d’Australie, Aigle d'Australie, Uraète audacieux
Irish: Iolar dingearrach
Hungarian: ékfarkú sas
Indonesian: Garuda Australia, Rajawali ekor baji, Rajawali Ekor-baji
Icelandic: Fleygörn
Italian: Aquila codacuneata, Aquila cuneata
Japanese: onagainuwashi
Japanese: オナガイヌワシ
Scientific: Aquila audax, Aquila audax audax, Uroaëtus audax, Vultur audax
Lithuanian: Pleištauodegis erelis
Dutch: Wigstaartarend
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kilehaleørn
Norwegian: Kilehaleørn
Polish: orzel australijski, orzeł australijski
Portuguese: Águia-audaz
Russian: Австралийский Клинохвостый Орел, Австралийский клинохвостый орёл, Клинохвостый орёл
Slovak: Orol klinochvostý
Serbian: Klinorepi orao
Swedish: Kilstjärtörn, kilstjärtsörn
Ukrainian: Орел австралійський
Chinese: 楔尾雕
Chinese (Traditional): 楔尾鵰

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