Philippine Eagle

The Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi, also known as the monkey-eating eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines.

It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest, and generally measures 86 to 102 cm in length and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kilograms. It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length, ...

with the Steller's sea eagle and the harpy eagle being larger in terms of weight and bulk.

Among the rarest and most powerful birds in the world, it has been declared the Philippine national bird. It is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat due to deforestation in most of its range. Killing a Philippine eagle is punishable under Philippine law by 12 years in jail and heavy fines.  Wiki

Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi News

  • Coffee Table Book On Philippine Eagle Launched

    A new coffee table book celebrating the Philippine Eagle as a unifying symbol of the Filipino nation was launched on Thursday.

    "Haring Ibon – The Great Philippine Eagle" is authored by Alain Pascua, co-founder of the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines Inc. and concurrently Undersecretary of Education for Administration.

    It features "more than 100 photographs of the eagle's breeding biology and early life history in its natural nesting site at Mt. Apo Natural Park," wrote Dr. Angel Alcala, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee and National Scientist, in the book's preface.

    "Although the Ph ...

  • BirdLife International Visits PHs Forest Of Hope

    Country representatives of BirdLife International, the world's largest nature conservation partnership, visited Haribon Foundation's Forest of Hope site in Mts. Irid-Angelo located on the boundary of General Nakar and Infanta, Quezon.

    Led by Philippine environmental group Haribon Foundation, BirdLife International partners from Burung Indonesia, the University of Papua New Guinea Center for International Development, and BirdLife Secretariat from Asia Region and Cambridge explored the hundred-thousand-hectare old-growth forest that is home to threatened species such as the Philippine Eagle, ...

  • Former Drug Users Turn Conservationists To Save The Philippine Eagle

    Former drug users, indigenous people and conservationists form an unlikely team for the noblest of causes: restore the forest where the Haring Ibon lives. And it's a success.

    Drug addicts, members of the Dumagat ethnic group, and local conservationists. It is rather eclectic, this bunch of people crossing the River Dupinga. The locals know the river all too well, and fear it. It brings water and fish, life really, if the weather is good. But with copious rains it quickly turns into a merciless killer with flash-floods and mudslides.

    We are in Luzon, the largest and most intensely populat ...

  • Eagle Foundation Gets Private Boost

    The Philippine Eagle Foundation believes that saving the population of the Philippine Eagle is not a lost cause, after all.

    The private sector is being tapped to assist and provide the necessary logistical and technical support to PEF through its Philippine eagle adoption program.

    Currently—through the foundation's partnership with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, an oil company based in Davao—they hope to accomplish more in their captive breeding efforts to augment the population of the species.

    PEF's conservation breeding program, cooperative artificial insemination techniques and ...

  • Philippine Biodiversity Richer Than Our Limited Imaginations

    Biodiversity is the existence of various life forms in a common setting – a brief and simple definition I wrote on my one-fourth sheet of paper during our Biodiversity class. After several class discussions plus a few bouts of bird watching, camping and trekking at the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) and Barangay Sibulan last February 4 and 5, my understanding and appreciation of our local flora and fauna significantly increased. Back then, I saw the world like a rainbow of only a few colors. Sooner, I began to gradually see the full color spectrum.

    I have more fingers in my hands than the ...

  • Dow Renews Support For The Philippine Eagle

    February 2, 2017 marks the eighth year of Dow's support to the iconic Philippine Eagle. The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), a non-profit organization has embarked on a program to accelerate the captive breeding of the Philippine Eagle in Davao City. This program will help replenish the wild eagle population, currently standing at around 400 pairs in the wild, 36 individuals at the center, and now threatened with extinction.

    Dow's support of USD 10,000 (approximately PHP 500K) is specific towards a female eagle named Sambisig. The support will cover care for the bird including food provis ...