PHILIPPINE EAGLE (Pithecophaga jefferyi)

PHILIPPINE EAGLE (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
PHILIPPINE EAGLE (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
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Description: The Philippine eagle is the world's largest eagle and one of the most endangered birds of prey. It has mostly brown upperparts, a buff belly and a shaggy crest of feathers surrounding its head. It is threatened by hunting and loss of forest habitat. There are fewer than 250 individuals remaining and it is likely that this bird will soon be extinct.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

USFWS Status: Endangered

Major Threats: Hunting and loss of forest habitat

Habitat: Mainly primary dipterocarp rain forest; also second growth and gallery forest

Location: Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao islands

Diet: Monkeys and other mammals; large snakes; monitor lizards and large birds