Endangered Species

Philippine Eagle
Artwork Medium: Scratchboard
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″

Philippine Eagle

Pithecophaga jefferyi
Status: Critically Endangered

Amongst the rarest and most powerful birds in the world…The Philippine Eagle has been declared the Philippine National Bird.

Formerly known as the “monkey-eating eagle” which was found to be incorrect, as recent studies revealed the species preys on rodents, bats, and lizards.

They are monogamous and mate for life and have a long breeding cycle that lasts 2 years.

Endemic to the Philippines, the eagle’s small rapidly declining population has been feared close to extinction for the last 40 years.

They are under threat from declining and fragmented habitat through commercial timber extraction, expanding agriculture, mining, hunting, and pesticide accumulation.

Edgeofexstinction.org
Wikipedia
ICUN Red List