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

  • What Can A Bird-catching Tradition Tell Us About Conservation?

    What Can A Bird-catching Tradition Tell Us About Conservation?

    Conservationists have a lot to learn from indigenous peoples.

    In the Philippines, the Sagada Kankanaey community participates in ikik, a traditional bird-catching practice in which residents hike up the nearby mountains at night and catch birds using a bright kerosene lantern and a net. In addition to providing food and recreation, the practice paints a detailed picture of the migratory habits of multiple species of birds - information that could help scientists identify critical trends in climate change.

    Conservation International's indigenous fellows program is helping environmental le ...

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Davao City

    10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Davao City

    Tourists often overlook destinations in Mindanao for various valid reasons. But if you're planning to set foot in that region for the first time, then consider Davao City. It has a lot to offer to tourists with different interests. Let's list some of the reasons why you should visit Davao City, one of the safest cities in the world!

  • Philippine Eagle Feather Mites Suggest Species Prehistoric Existence-Study

    Philippine Eagle Feather Mites Suggest Species Prehistoric Existence-Study

    The Philippine eagle, the country's national bird, may have been living among other prehistoric animals like whales, marine turtles and crocodiles.

    The evidence, according to a group of Filipino, German and Russian scientists, were discovered in the eagles themselves the mites, the prehistoric feather mites that coevolved with the revered king of all birds of prey in the Philippines.

    Jayson Ibanez, the director for Research and Conservation of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), said the recent discovery of feather mites on two captive Philippine raptors including three specimens of t ...

  • Conservation Protection Of Endangered PH Eagle Pushed

    Conservation Protection Of Endangered PH Eagle Pushed

    The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is calling for more multi-sector collaboration on conserving and protecting the critically endangered Philippine eagle (scientific name 'Pithecophaga jefferyi') -- the country's national bird and an indicator of ecological health.

    During BMB's celebration of the 2018 Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) on Saturday, BMB Director Crisanta Rodriguez said the collaboration will help build upon previous conservation and protection successes, such as the increase in Philippine eagle's population.

    "Collaborative conservation and protection of the Philippine eagl ...

  • Journey To Meet Gab-E Ecijas Haring Ibon

    Declared as the national bird, the Philippine Eagle is listed among the world's rarest avian creatures and remains in the roster of critically endangered species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

    I was among the members of Haribon Foundation who volunteered for a five-day expedition in the central Sierra Madre mountain range to conduct a field observation of the Haring Ibon (Pithecophaga jefferyi).

    Below is a detailed account of my journey in meeting Luzon's King of Birds - more fondly known in the local community as Gab-E (Gabaldon Eagle):

    Day 0 - Meet and travel ...

  • Nation Observes 20th Philippine Eagle Week

    Nation Observes 20th Philippine Eagle Week

    The country celebrates the 20th Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) beginning today until June 10 with the theme: "Ipagdiwang ang Pagkakaisa para sa Malayang Agila".

    Every year, we celebrate the ecological importance and social significance of the Philippine eagle through this observance. Twenty years after Presidential Proclamation No. 79 was signed into law declaring the observance of the PEW, we reflect back on these years of continued collaboration with fellow champions in Philippine eagle conservation.

    From its humble beginnings, conservation of Philippine eagles commenced with the Monkey-E ...