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Philippine Eagle

Pithecophaga jefferyi


Philippine Eagle in flight. First attempt at bird photography, taken in Baguio City, Philippines.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago
Philippine Hawk Eagle
Nisaetus philippensis Philippine Hawk-Eagle - BirdForum Opus

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KarenL 8 years ago

Great photo!

AnnaMaeSumaya 8 years ago

I again agree with Eric. This is not a Philippine Eagle and it could be a juvenile Philippine Hawk-Eagle with its fully feathered tarsus.

You can contact the Philippine Eagle Foundation thru this email:

BTW, Nice photo! :)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Hi John. Probably not Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) but maybe a young Philippine Hawk Eagle (Nisaetus philippensis).

@JulianGalvez, P.Jefferyi can also be found in Luzon, though in few numbers particularly in the Northern Sierra Madre...

AdrianLeoPajarillo 8 years ago

Yup. Philippine Eagles are white underneath. And it looks like more of a hawk or a kite than an eagle.

Gina9210 8 years ago

Philippine Eagle's underwings and underside are white. I also agree its not Agila.

JohnLacson 8 years ago

Thanks! And my apologies if my ID was incorrect. @Julian & @Ian, is this an Osprey? (I'm not an ornithologist, so I really can't tell)

I sent an email to the Philippine Eagle Foundation to help verify but I haven't heard back. Please suggest the proper ID. Thanks! :)

JulianGalvez 9 years ago

Probably not P. jeffreyi. The eagle isn't kept anywhere near the Cordilleras or Sierra Madre, since it can't be coaxed into making a nest in these mountain ranges. They can be seen in Mindanao or Samar-Leyte, but not Luzon (exc. in zoos). Please consider double-checking.

IanMichaelIleto 9 years ago

Beautiful photo of a raptor in flight but you might want to double check, looks more like an osprey than a Philippine eagle

other photos of osprey

and here's the Philippine Eagle Foundation website

rivu.ghorai 9 years ago

beautiful photo of a beautiful bird.....

JohnLacson 9 years ago

Really? Wow! I knew they were rare, but didn't know just how rare.

alice and nath
alice and nath 9 years ago

You're lucky. I heard that there are only 30 in the wild!

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Benguet, Philippines

Spotted on May 15, 2009
Submitted on Jun 12, 2011

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