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The Philippine Eagle is a majestic creature that originates from the Philippines. It is the country’s national bird. Its survival is threatened by human activities. Their protection is a must as they are a treasure that symbolizes strength, uniqueness, and liberty.
See the fact file below for more information on the Philippine Eagle or alternatively, you can download our 25-page Philippine Eagle worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT
- The Philippine Eagle is the Philippines’ national bird. Its scientific name is Pithecophaga jefferyi. It is also known as the monkey-eating eagle because natives of Bongo, Samar (a province from the Visayan Island of the Philippines) reported that these birds preyed solely on monkeys.
- The Philippine Eagle lives only in the Philippines. It is found in only 4 of the 7,641 islands of the Philippines namely in the islands of Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, and Samar.
- They live in tropical moist rainforests. They hunt, build nests and raise young within the forests. Because of deforestation, they are forced to live on mountain slopes
- Philippine Eagles can grow up to 3 feet 5 inches tall. They weigh 4–8 kilograms and have a wingspan of 184–220 cm.
- Philippine Eagles have a dark face with a creamy-brown nape and crown. The back of the eagle is adorned with dark brown feathers. The feathers under their wings are white. Their legs are pale yellow with dark claws. Their eyes are blue-gray.
- Their claws are considered one of their main hunting tools as they are so sharp that they can snatch and pierce into their prey.
- Philippine Eagles can also see eight times clearer than humans.
- They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and rest during the nighttime.
- They have two main hunting styles: still-hunting and perch-hunting. In still-hunting they observe prey activity while sitting completely still. In perch-hunting they periodically glide from one perch to another to capture prey.
- They are carnivores and feed on monkeys, birds, flying foxes, giant cloud-rats, Asian palm civets, flying squirrels, tree squirrels, fruit bats, reptiles (large snakes and lizards), and even other birds.
- Female Philippine Eagles sexually mature at 5 years while Philippine Eagles mature at the age of 7.
- Philippine Eagles are loyal and monogamous. They stay with their partners for the rest of their lives unless their partners die. The mating season is in July. The beginning of the mating season is signaled by nest building. Aerial displays are also performed.
- Female Philippine Eagles lay one egg. The egg is incubated for 58–68 days. The egg is mainly incubated by the female eagle.
- Parent eagles both nurse their offspring for a total of 20 months. The offspring fledges or develops wings that are large enough to support flight.
- Their life expectancy ranges from 30 to 60 years. Most of their deaths are attributed to human intervention such as deforestation and shooting.
- According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) an estimate of only 400 pairs of Philippine Eagles are left in the wild.
- They are on the critically endangered list.
- Their survival is threatened by human activities. Deforestation through illegal logging and expansion of agricultural lands.
- Mining, pollution, and poaching also threaten their survival. They are losing habitats and cannot procreate.
- Conservation programs are being done to take care of the Philippine Eagles that have been robbed of their homes.
- The majority of conservation programs are stationed on the island of Mindanao.
Philippine Eagle Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Philippine Eagle across 25 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Philippine Eagle worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Philippine Eagle which is a majestic creature that originates from the Philippines. It is the country’s national bird. Its survival is threatened by human activities. Their protection is a must as they are a treasure that symbolizes strength, uniqueness, and liberty.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Philippine Eagle Facts
- More About Me
- The Search
- The Perfect Match
- Story Time
- Criss Cross
- Compare and Contrast
- I’m the Map
- Word Bank
- To-Do List
- You’re Bluffing
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