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sea eagles of the whitsundays
A White Bellied Fish Eagle grows to a 2 meter wingspan and can stand nearly one meter in height A truly majestic raptor!.

A famous Whitsunday local sea bird that is the adopted name of our local football team The Whitsunday Sea Eagles. If you are in the Whitsundays in winter you may be lucky enough to catch a local game of Aussie rules Football.

The sea eagle catches its prey when it comes close enough to the surface of the sea seized with its talons without getting wet. These birds are noticeable by their white head, white rump and under parts and dark grey on the back and wings. In flight the black flight feathers on the wings are easily seen when the bird is viewed from below. The large, hooked bill is grey with a darker tip, and the eye is dark brown. The legs and feet are cream-white, with long black talons (claws). Young Sea-eagles are brown , taking them 4 years to gain the beautiful plumage of their parents.

To many people these are their favorite local Bird so impressive to watch hunting and soaring majestically thought the skys.

Sea Eagle make large nests in trees or on coastal cliffs. The White-Bellied Sea-Eagle feeds mainly off aquatic animals, such as fish, turtles and sea snakes, but it takes birds and mammals as well. It is a skilled hunter, and will attack prey up to the size of a swan. They will harass smaller birds like Ospreys, forcing them to drop any food that they are carrying. Sea-eagles feed alone, in pairs or in family groups.

Local research had found that in the Whitsundays there are approx 40 breeding pairs of Sea Eagles, with one on each island as the birds are very territorial with protecting their feeding grounds. except for Whitsunday Island which is large enough to support two breeding pairs.

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Sep 2014
Government to promote Queensland tourism industry in China
LAST week's DestinationQ Forum heralded a new opportunity for further growth in the Whitsunday tourism market, with the state government announcing a new initiative prompoting Queensland to China.
Sep 2014
Qantaslink to start flying from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
QANTASLINK will soon fly direct from Brisbane to Hamilton Island. The news of Qantas' expanding travel network was announced on Monday, with flights between Queensland's capital and the holiday island to start from November 28.
Sep 2014
Flying the flag for the Whitsundays across Europe
WHITSUNDAY tourism businesses hit the streets of continental Europe this week to fly the flag for our region as part of the Queensland on Tour in Europe trade mission.
Sep 2014
New Whitsunday tourism plan a game changer
THE BEST days for the Whitsundays lie ahead, according to Whitsundays Marketing and Development CEO Danial Rochford, who last week delivered a draft copy of the new Destination Tourism Plan (DTP) to Whitsunday Regional Council.


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