New fossils reveal Australia was once home to a much greater diversity of huge eagles and vultures, which died off alongside ‘giant wombats’ and ‘marsupial lions’.
At twice the size of a wedge-tailed eagle, the newly discovered Dynatoaetus gaffae would have competed with thylacines and Tasmanian devils for prey.
Swifts, house martins and greenfinches are the newest arrivals to the UK red list.
Archaehierax sylvestris, whose remains have been unearthed in the arid South Australian outback, was the apex predator in a lush prehistoric forest filled with marsupials and waterfowl.
It’s a clash that might rival Crocodile Dundee in New York City. While both iconic birds of prey are similarly sized, one is bolder and more ferocious.
The best way to reduce the threat to eagles is to locate turbines away from areas that are most often used by the birds.
Scientists now have a better understanding of what martial eagles eat. This is valuable for the conservation of this endangered species.
Biodiversity is known to suffer in human-altered agricultural areas. But the Verreaux Eagle is an exception and has seen its numbers increase in agricultural land..
Wind farms are responsible for a large number of bird deaths. Finding a way to ensure that they can co-exist is vital.