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Pithecophaga jefferyi (Philippine Eagle; Monkey-eating Eagle)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the monkey-eating eagle or great Philippine eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines. It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest, and generally measures 86 to 102 cm (2.82 to 3.35 ft) in length and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kilograms (10.4 to 17.6 lb).
View Wikipedia Record: Pithecophaga jefferyi

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Pithecophaga jefferyi

EDGE Analysis

The Philippine Eagle is one of the world’s largest, most powerful birds of prey. It was formerly known as the Monkey-eating Eagle, as reports from natives told that the raptor preyed exclusively on monkeys. This was later found to be incorrect as more recent studies have revealed the species to prey on a variety of animals ranging from rodents and bats to pigs and monitor lizards. Endemic to the Philippines, the eagle’s small, rapidly declining population has been feared close to extinction for the past 40 years.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
31
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
92
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 23.6373
EDGE Score: 5.97685
View EDGE Record: Pithecophaga jefferyi

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  14.33 lbs (6.50 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  5 years
Male Maturity [1]  7 years
Clutch Size [1]  1
Diet [2]  Carnivore
Incubation [1]  63 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  41 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Luzon montane rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Luzon rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mindanao montane rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mindanao-Eastern Visayas rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Anonang-Lobi Range Philippines A1, A2
Aurora Memorial National Park Philippines A1, A2
Bislig Philippines A1, A2
Lake Lanao Philippines A1, A4iii
Liguasan marsh Philippines A1, A4iii
Lituban-Quipit Watershed Philippines A1, A2
Mount Agtuuganon and Mount Pasian Philippines A1, A2
Mount Apo Natural Park Philippines A1, A2
Mount Balatukan Philippines A1, A2
Mount Busa-Kiamba Philippines A1, A2
Mount Daguma Philippines A1, A2
Mount Dapiak-Mount Paraya Philippines A1, A2
Mount Dingalan Philippines A1, A2
Mount Diwata Range Philippines A1, A2
Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary Philippines A1, A2
Mount Hilong-hilong Philippines A1, A2
Mount Kalatungan Range Natural Park Philippines A1, A2
Mount Kampalili-Puting Bato Philippines A1, A2
Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park Philippines A1, A2
Mount Latian complex Philippines A1, A2  
Mount Malindang Natural Park Philippines A1, A2
Mount Matutum Protected Landscape Philippines A1, A2
Mount Nacolod Philippines A1, A2
Mount Sinaka Philippines A1, A2
Mount Sugarloaf Philippines A1, A2
Mount Tago Range Philippines A1, A2
Mount Timolan Protected Landscape Philippines A1, A2
Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal National Park Philippines A1, A2
Mounts Irid-Angilo and Binuang Philippines A1, A2
Munai / Tambo Philippines A1, A2
North Eastern Cagayan Protected Landscape and Seascape Philippines A1, A2  
Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park Philippines A1, A2
Pagbilao and Tayabas Bay Philippines A1, A4i
Pasonanca Natural Park Philippines A1, A2
Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape Philippines A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Philippines Philippines Yes

Emblem of

Philippines

Prey / Diet

Cynocephalus volans (Philippine Flying Lemur)[3]
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Asian Palm Civet)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Phagicola pithecophagicola <Unverified Name>[4]

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Ecology and conservation of Philippine Eagles, Dennis J. I. SALVADOR and Jayson C. IBANEZ, Ornithol Sci 5: 171–176 (2006) 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access