Philippine Eagle

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 19 November 2012
Scientific Name
Pithecophaga jefferyi
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Pithecophaga
  • P. jefferyi
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Conservation Status
Critically Endangered (as of 29 September 2017)
CR
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
34 to 40 inches
72 to 87 inches
160 to 288 ounces

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

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