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Little Eagle
Hieraaetus morphnoides
Bird Family :"Hawks"
Description :Rare local species. Length 55cm. Male is smaller. Eats mainly birds and mammals (rabbits). Builds large stick nest lined with green leaves. Call is a loud excited, high pitched whistle.
Typical Habitat :Open forest, woodland and scrub.
Distribution :Common Australia wide. Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides is endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Vagrant / unknown if it breeds locally. Main breeding season, April to September.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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