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About the Philippine Eagle

Also known as: Monkey-eating Eagle, Great Philippine Eagle, Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle

The Philippine Eagle is an extremely large species of raptor that lives only in the Philippines. One of the largest species of eagle in the world, the Philippine Eagle is also know as the Monkey-eating Eagle.

Philippine Eagles have long shaggy crests around the nape and crown. These light brown feathers resemble a lion's mane. The underparts are whitish, while the back is dark brown. Philippine Eagles have extremely powerful feet and sharp talons.

The Philippine Eagle has a conservation status of Critically Endangered. The species faces several threats, including habitat loss due to deforestation, illegal poaching, and habitat degradation from pollution and pesticide use. The Philippine Eagle is the national bird of the Philippines.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 November 2012
Scientific Name Pithecophaga jefferyi
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Pithecophaga
  • P. jefferyi
Birdorable Family Birds of Prey
Conservation Status Critically Endangered
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 March 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
34 to 40 inches
72 to 87 inches
160 to 288 ounces
Range Southeast Asia

Conservation

The Philippine Eagle has a conservation status of Critically Endangered. The species faces several threats, including habitat loss due to deforestation, illegal poaching, and habitat degradation from pollution and pesticide use. The Philippine Eagle is the national bird of the Philippines.

International Names

  • 菲律宾雕 (Chinese)
  • orel opičí (Czech)
  • Abeørn (Danish)
  • Apenarend (Dutch)
  • filippiinienkotka (Finnish)
  • Aigle des singes (French)
  • Affenadler (German)
  • Aquila delle scimmie (Italian)
  • フィリピンワシ [firipinwashi] (Japanese)
  • 필리핀독수리 (Korean)
  • Apeørn (Norwegian)
  • malpozer (Polish)
  • Филиппинская гарпия (Russian)
  • Águila Monera (Spanish)
  • Apörn (Swedish)