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- n. A large Australian eagle, Aquila audax.
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With an eye as fierce as an eaglehawk, and a crow like a trumpet call,
But at daylight an eaglehawk was watching them from a tree, and Brown shot it.
The fierce-featured eaglehawk flies -- afraid as a dove is afraid;
A solitary eaglehawk sat on the top branch of a dead gum-tree, watching him with evil eyes; a chorus of laughing jackasses cackled after him in derision from a grove of young timber; a magpie, the joy of the morning, and most mirthful of birds, whistled for him sweet notes of hope and good cheer; then a number of carrion crows beheld him, and approached with their long-drawn, ill-omened "croank, croank," the most dismal note ever uttered by any living thing.