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 Celebrates Haring Ibon

    Nature lovers enthralled by our very own Philippine Eagle for being one of the world’s most beautiful and majestic creatures will welcome the recent launching at the National Museum of the coffee table book, Haring Ibon – The Great Philippine Eagle by Alain Pascua, co-founder of the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines, Inc. (WBPP), and concurrently Undersecretary of Education for Administration.

    The author’s photographs of wild birds have graced numerous local and international publications and fora including an exhibit at the National Museum entitled Birds and Climate Change.
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  • Birdlife International Partners Visit 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 within the boundaries of General Nakar and Infanta, Quezon.

    Led by Philippine environmental group Haribon Foundation, BirdLife International partners from Burung Indonesia, University of Papua New Guinea, Centre for International Development, and Birdlife Secretariat from Asia Region and Cambridge have set foot on these hundred-thousand-hectare old-growth forests that is home to threatened species such as the Phi ...

  • Have Fun Bird-watching At Philippine Eagle Center In Davao

    Here's a sight in Davao you wouldn't want to miss!

    The Philippine Eagle Center in Davao is home to the critically-endangered bird species Philippine Eagle, or otherwise known as the monkey-eating eagle.

    The Philippine Eagle Center houses 36 Philippine Eagles (Scientific name: Pithecophaga jefferyi) with 18 of them being captive-bred. Aside from eagles, you can see here 10 more bird species, 4 mammal species, and 2 species of reptiles. The place is like a tropical rainforest which makes you feel like you are in one with nature. It is also a conservation breeding facility of the Philippine ...

  • 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 ...