Anything but eagle-eyed: The high-flyer will stay bandaged up at the rescue clinic in Bendigo, Melbourne in Australia for three weeks before she is taken to rehabilitation

A tiny eagle suffered a navigation failure during on a late-night adventure and flew straight into a window, leaving her concussed and with a bruised shoulder joint.

Crash, a two-year-old Little Eagle, was in full flight near Bendigo, Australia when she failed to spot the plane of glass in front of her.

Crash is now recovering at the nearby Statewide Wildlife Rescue Emergency Service where staff gave her the appropriate nickname.

Staff believe the 815 gram predator may have been chasing another bird or a rabbit and become distracted.

Neil Morgan, president of the Statewide Wildlife Rescue Emergency Service, said it was ‘very unusual' for a Little Eagle, a very small eagle native to Australasia, to fly in the dark.

‘She crashed into the window at 10pm, and eagles just aren't about at that time,' he told the Weekly Times.

Crash will spend three weeks bandaged up before she is transferred to an aviary for rehabilitation.

Although she likes flying in the dark, she does not seem to have a problem with the limelight, as she pulled some cheeky poses for a photographer who came to visit the rescue centre near Melbourne.

Mr Morgan said: ‘I applaud the people who turned her in. Some people see injured wildlife and think it is natural, and they'll recover.

‘But the truth is, 99 per cent of wildlife die of something which is not a natural cause.’

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