Philippine serpent eagle Spilornis holospilus News
Malayang nakalipad sa natural nilang tahanan ang 6 na serpent eagle matapos pakawalan sa Makiling Forest Reserve, Lunes.
Ayon sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources, ang 6 na agila ay ilan lamang sa mga nailigtas ng ahensya. "These animals are lucky kasi yung ibang kasama niyan hindi na nakasurvive pagdating sa amin dahil sa gunshot wounds, 'yung iba galing sa illegal trade," saad ni Glenn Maguad, beterinaryo ng DENR.
Ayon sa mga opisyal ng DENR, sa Makiling pinakawalan ang mga agila dahil sa maayos na kalagayan ng gubat at bundok.
"Sa buong ASEAN (Association of Southeast ...
Four serpent eagles, two pythons and a turtle have been released in the forests of Pantabangan town in Nueva Ecija after five years of care in a rescue center of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Palayan City.
The seven animals were set free from Barangay (village) Malbang on July 13, Alfredo Collado, DENR provincial officer, said in a telephone interview on Thursday (July 20).
Art Salazar, DENR Central Luzon assistant director for technical services, said veterinarians certified the animals to be healthy before their release.
Following DENRs protocol, Sala ...
A morning in Antipolo.
Midway through December last year, Adri and I took a short trip east of Manila to Rizal to visit our friend with a lovely home and garden, teacher Emma. It is always a delightful visit, to sit down with her over a leisurely breakfast and talk about this and that in the world while surrounded by greenery and beautiful things.
Before leaving (our morning visit had lasted until noon - as good conversation always makes us lose track of the time), we took a short walk down her street and came across a few birds.
A Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker was keeping busy up a hug ...
With birding gaining a lot of followers, there is a reason for all Provincial Governments to ensure that they still have the birds that birders would love to have photos of.
Like the one in Compostela Valley that is caught between its mineral-rich mountains and forests.
Which has greater bearing, the gold and copper that need to be mined or the birds that need the forests that miners would just love to cut down?
While the locals ponder on that, birders can make hay and just snap whatever they can, while the birds are there. I managed to get photos of several, among them: Island Thrush ...
The birds are returning to Lake Danao Natural Park, now that the forest cover has grown again.
Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office 8 Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told reporters the birds that had disappeared after much of the forest was destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda in 2013 have been sighted in the lake again by DENR observers.
Among the birds that were seen at the park are wild ducks, including migratory mallards and the wandering-whistling duck from Australia and Indonesia, he said.
Also returning to the park are the Pinsker's Hawk Eagle, Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove ...
A wild young serpent eagle which had lost its strength and wandered at the city plaza here last Saturday was saved by a good-natured resident and then turned over to authorities last Monday.
Mayor Pablo C. Ortega said the eagle, with a wing span of 47 inches and height of 26 inches is now in the custody of the La Union Botanical Garden.
Resident Donald Sotelo said his family was driving by the plaza when they spotted the weak bird, which has yellow eyes and feathers colored brown with white spots.
"I caught it and decided to take it home first to give it food. Then, we turned it over ...