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Alternative name: Great Philippine Eagle

Photo by Mark Bruce
Mount Kitanglad, Mindanao, Philippines, January 2009
Pithecophaga jefferyi



Philippines: breeds on Mindanao, Luzon, Samar and Leyte.

Rare due to persecution and loss of habitat with a population of about 200 birds. Most numerous on Mindanao and in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Luzon.



This is a monotypic species[1].


Primary rainforest from sea-level up to 2,000m.


Photo by Rob Hutchinson
Salaysay, Mindanao, the Philippines, March 2006


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Philippine Eagle Foundation

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