Wildlife to Witness: Philippine Eagle

photo by the Philippine Eagle Foundation

The Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi, also known as the Great Philippine Eagle or Monkey-eating Eagle, is among the rarest, largest, and most powerful birds in the world. This bird of prey is endemic to forests in the Philippines, where it is the national bird. It has numerous local names, including Agila, Haribon, Haring Ibon (which means "Bird King") and banog. Killing this critically endangered species is punishable under Philippine law by twelve years in jail and heavy fines.

Source: Wikipedia