Monkey eating eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). Habitat: native to the forests of Philippine. Diet: Prefers to eat monkeys, particularly macaques. Hunted because of their predatory nature. Count of the Eagle is decreasing day by day, only 200 to 400 survive today. IUEN declared this species to be CRITICALLY ENDANGERED in 2010. Efforts by the DEF of Davao City, located in Mindanao is dedicated to protection and conservation of this species.
The Philippine Eagle is the country’s national bird. It is the world’s largest eagle. It is native to the Philippines and can be found on the forest of Sierra Madre in the North down to Mount Apo in Mindanao. It has a life span of 60 years. It’s sad to say but this bird is critically endangered due to poaching, pollution and deforestation. This bird of prey is also known as the Great Philippine Eagle, Haribon (King Bird) and Monkey-eating Eagle.
Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the Monkey-eating Eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines. It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest. It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length, with the Steller's Sea Eagle and the Harpy Eagle being larger in terms of weight and bulk.