In a Facebook post on January 22, the non-profit organization Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) shared the rare sighting of the majestic Philippine Eagle perched on a tree branch.
The PEF said that the juvenile Philippine Eagle spotted in Mt. Apo is estimated to be about a year old and was seen recently by forest guards:
According to the PEF, the Philippine Eagle is one of the rarest eagles in the world, with only 400 pairs left in the wild. It can only be seen in islands such as Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao.
The eagle is a giant bird of prey and is one of the largest and most powerful among forest raptors. It has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Learn more about the Philippine Eagle in this video by the National Geographic:
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