Serious question about Wedgies

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: Serious question about Wedgies
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2011 23:36:31 +1000
Good ideas. They are not necessarily hunting when flying high. Some hunting is done from low flight and from perches. Indeed as most of their prey is terrestrial, the high aerial searching is just a component of their hunting behaviour. Also they eat a lot of carrion and being big birds they maybe do not need to eat every day or maybe just need to find new food everyday as one large prey animal or carrion can last more than one day. 
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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Saturday, 7 May 2011 7:19 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Serious question about Wedgies

My understanding is that WTEs need the dry warm thermal air currents to enable them to soar and glide while searching for food.  What do they eat when we have long spells of cloudy and/or wet weather?  I have only ever seen them aloft on a fine day.


Margaret Leggoe



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