Tuesday, June 21

Facts about the Philippine eagle

Philippine Eagle Facts 


Have you ever heard of the Philippine eagle before? I think the Philippine eagle is cute because of the fluffy feathers on top of its head. I want to tell you about this rare and majestic bird. The Philippine eagle was also known as the monkey-eating eagle. Eating other animals, such as monkeys and lemurs, is in their nature. The Philippine eagle is a carnivore. Carnivores means that they eat meat. 



Are you ready to read some more interesting facts about this fantastic eagle? 


 

Facts about the Philippine eagle:

1. The giant Philippine eagle is the largest of the eagles because of its wide wingspan and length. It can get over 3 feet in height. It can weigh as much as 18 pounds. Its wingspan can be up to 7 feet wide.  No wonder it is the biggest eagle in the world.

2. A group of Philippine eagles is called an aerie, congregation, or convocation. Baby eagles are called fledglings or eaglets.

3. The Philippine Eagle is the Philippines national bird. It became the national bird of the Philippines in 1995.

4. The Philippine eagle can live up to 40 years in the wild. A Philippine eagle has been recorded as having lived 46 years in captivity at an eagle center in the Philippines.

5. Philippine eagles have perfect vision. Their steel bluish-gray eyes are more than six times better than human eyesight. They can spot a predator over a mile away. 

6. Where do you think the Philippine eagle is from? Yep, you guessed right! It is from the Philippines. They are native to only four of the over 7000 islands in the Philippines. The islands where the Philippine eagles can be found are:

  • Samar
  • Mindanao
  • Luzon
  • Leyte

7. Philippine eagles build their nests high on trees in the forest or at other high elevations.

8. The Philippine eagle is diurnal and hunts, eats, nests, and does other activities during daylight hours. It rests and sleeps at night.

 


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Books about eagles:

1. An Eagle's Feather: Based on a story by the Philippine Eagle Foundation by Minfong Ho

2. The Bald Eagle by Lisa Herrington

3. DK Eyewitness Books: Eagle and Birds of Prey by David Burnie

4. Is a Bald Eagle Really Bald? by Martha Rustad

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

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