The majestic Philippine Eagle is our national bird and one of Davao’s icons as well. I captured this wonderful creature in the Philippine Eagle Center for my published article two years back. © Jojie Alcantara
Here are interesting facts about one of the rarest eagles in the world.
◾️The Philippine Eagle is a giant bird of prey that can only be seen in 4 islands in the Philippines- Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. It is considered to be one of the largest and most powerful among forest raptors.
◾️Philippine Eagles are solitary and territorial creatures. They take 5-7 years to sexually mature.
◾️The Philippine Eagle pair needs about 4000-11000 hectares of forest land to thrive in the wild, depending on the number of prey items in the area.
◾️It only lays a single egg every two years. They wait for their offspring to make it on their own (usually within two years) before producing another offspring.
◾️The Philippine eagle is monogamous.
◾️They typically nest on large dipterocarp trees like the native species Lauan.
◾️They can live up to 40+ in captivity but probably much less in the wild.
◾️The egg is incubated alternately by both eagle parents for about 58 – 60 days, with the male eagle doing most of the hunting during the first 40 days of the eaglet’s life while the female stays with the young.
◾️The Philippine Eagles in the wild are threatened daily by human activities.
Come visit the Philippine Eagle Foundation soon and get to know more about this fantastic creature.
Amazing picture of this beautiful creature The Philippine Eagle and the information too. 😊
Thank you very much
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