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

Alternative name: Great Philippine Eagle

Pithecophaga jefferyi



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

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.



Photo © by paltik

This is a monotypic species[1].


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



  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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