The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is one of the two largest eagles in the world. It ranks second to the Harpy eagle of Central and South America, but only in regards to weight (averaging 8.0 kgs. vs. 9.0 kgs) and smaller feet and legs. It is undoubtedly the tallest, and holds the world record for wingspan in any eagle … it can exceed eight feet.
Every breeding season is filled with hope that at least one eaglet will be added to the tiny population. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature believes that between 180 and 500 Philippine Eagles survive in the Philippines.
Also known as the Monkey-Eating Eagle, because it’s diet consist of eating Monkeys, Lemurs, Wild Boars, Large Snakes, and anything big it can get it’s talons on.