The Little Eagles (Aquila morphnoides) is a very small eagle native to Australasia that tends to inhabit open woodland, grassland, and arid regions, shunning dense forest. It is a near relative of both the Palearctic Booted Eagle and, remarkably, the massive but now extinct Haast’s Eagle of New Zealand.
It measures 45–55 cm (17–21.5 inches) in length and weighs 815 g (1.8 lb) – roughly the size of a Peregrine Falcon.
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