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eagle-hawk

noun
  1. a large aggressive Australian eagle, Aquila audaxAlso called: wedge-tailed eagle
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Historical Examples

  • The exogamous 'phratries' of these tribes are Eagle-Hawk and Crow.

    Social Origins and Primal Law

    Andrew Lang

  • Now this name Bun-jel means "eagle-hawk," and the eagle-hawk is a totem among certain stocks.

  • The relation between the Australian supernatural being Bunjil (or Punjil) and the eagle-hawk is not clear.

  • Among the Wurunjerri, the names employed are Bunjil and Waang, which designate the eagle-hawk and the crow.

  • It is also the eagle-hawk and the crow which have given their names to the two phratries of the Ngarigo and the Wolgal.