Great Philippine Eagle

The species was discovered in 1896 by the English explorer and naturalist John Whitehead, who observed the bird and whose servant, Juan, collected the first specimen a few weeks later.

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The Great Philippine Eagle is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Great Philippine Eagle, Birding Adventure Philippines inspiration for its logo. Philippine Eagle © Nicky Icarangal / BAP This Philippine Trogon was taken in Bohol, Philippines. Photo Trinket Canlas Philippine Trogon © Trinket Canlas / BAP This yellow-breasted tailorbird was taken in Bohol, Philippines. More

I still consider the Great Philippine Eagle as the "best bird" in the world. The day I finally saw a Philippine Eagle More

The great Philippine eagle was once widespread throughout these islands, and although the current population is unknown it is thought to represent fewer than 250 mature individuals (5). - Inhabits remnant patches of primary dipterocarp forest (5) (6). - This species can live to between 30 and 60 years of age (2). More

The great Philippine Eagle is always one of the most desirable birds for visitors to the Philippines so this was the big target for our first full day on the mountain. Fortunately after just a few hours of scanning we found our first of these magnificent birds soaring across the valley opposite and over the next hour enjoyed prolonged scope views of two birds perched and in flight. More

The great Philippine eagle one of the Largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Falconiformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Pithecophaga Species: P. jefferyi Geographic Range Philippine Monkey-eating eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is endemic to the Philippines and is found on parts of the larger islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao. More

Great Philippine Eagle (Monkey-eatin 3,40 2:42:2 * Tiger vs Bear, Tiger kills bear, tiger owns all. More

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Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Pithecophaga
Species : jefferyi
Authority : Ogilvie-Grant, 1897