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

  • Ang Ating Agila

    Last April 17, a momentous milestone for the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) was marked. To celebrate its 31st year, PEF decided to host its first event in Manila, simultaneous with its turn-over of Sakura - a taxidermized Philippine Eagle specimen - to the National Museum of Natural History, in order to spread awareness about its cause. In addition to this, a snippet from a video by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that presents PEF in action was played. The video showcased, and gave the audience a glimpse of a part of the organization's mission to rehabilitate injured Philippine eagles from ...

  • Folklore Binds Tribe To Protect The PH Eagle

    Folklore Binds Tribe To Protect The PH Eagle

    Once there was a hunter named Datu Pawa.

    He was on his way home from a pangayam, the local term for hunting, with his captured baboy ihalas (wild boar) slung over his broad shoulders.

    But unbeknownst to the great hunter, several hundreds feet up in the air, the great Banog Talutong had his piercing blue eyes trained on him and his catch.

    And before Datu Pawa could make a run for it, mighty Banog had already gone on a blinding descent, and, with great strength, snatched the hunter and his catch in one felled swoop before transporting her prey to a nest perched just outside a cave.

    I ...

  • Coming To The Rescue Of The Endangered Philippine Eagle

    Coming To The Rescue Of The Endangered Philippine Eagle

    Can captive breeding and community-based conservation save this great raptor?

    The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), endemic to the Philippines and one of the worlds largest and heaviest eagles, continues to face the threat of extinction due to ignorance and deforestation.

    "At least one Philippine eagle is killed every year because of shooting," laments Jayson Ibanez, research and conservation director of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), a non-government organization based in Davao City in southern Phillippine. Ibanez says that deforestation due to timber poaching and slash- ...

  • Philippine Eagles Nests In Leyte Monitored

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office Eastern Visayas gathered more data about the Philippine Eagle and held a communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) campaign on the national bird.

    Dr. Eugenia N. Bautista, chief of DENRs regional Conservation and Development Division (CDD), told Manila Bulletin the agency monitored the known nests of the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) in Barangays San Vicente McArthurand Cagbana, Burauen in Leyte.

    Bautista said the DENR team that did the monitoring also aims to conduct a survey information and dissemina ...

  • Keeper Of The Eagles

    The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) in the past decades have been working hard in preserving the raptor it is named after.

    However, the conservation efforts of PEF would not be successful without the help of the people who work tirelessly day and night to uplift the status of the great Philippine Eagle.

    One of them is Eddie V. Juntilla, PEF senior animal keeper. He has been with PEF the last 30 years helping out the rearing of the eagles throughout their lifecycle -- from the day they are born to the day they are ready to mate to the day they lay an egg.

    Nagsugod ko tung naa pa mi d ...

  • Philippine Eagle Pangarap Celebrates 19th Hatchday

    Philippine Eagle Pangarap Celebrates 19th Hatchday

    For decades the Philippine Eagle Foundation has been at the forefront in the protection of the bird of prey it is named after. It is also among the institutions that has effectively campaigned for the conservation of the environment through the efforts and initiatives it has implemented.

    The center celebrates another milestone this year as AboitizPowers adopted female Philippine Eagle, Pangarap, turned 19 years old last February 23.

    The 19-year-old Pangarap is the daughter of one of the foundation's most successful couple, Sam and Diamante, one of the most successful natural pairing of t ...