GREAT PHILIPPINE EAGLE

ALEX VAN SURKSUM

Appearance

They're three foot tall.They have a seven foot wingspan.They weigh fourteen pounds.They have a deep bill.They also have a spiky crest.

Food

My bird eats lemurs, squirrels, snakes, civets, hornbills, long tailed macques, monkeys, rats, and other birds. The bird uses its sharp and deep bill to rip through meat and its sharp talons to hold the prey down.

Habitat

The eagle lives in the rainforest of the Philippines on the islands of Luzon, Samarleyte, Samar, and Mindanao.

Nesting

They build their nets in the tallest trees. Their are built eighty to one hundred sixty feet off the ground. They live in diptercarp trees. Their nest is made of sticks and mud.

Eggs and young

They can lay one to two eggs each year. They lay their eggs from September to February. Then eagles take a year and a half to reach maturity.

Migration

This eagle doesn't migrate because it lives in the tropics.

Interesting Facts

They're one of the most endangered birds. They live to be sixty years old. There is only two hundred birds left. They're the national bird of the Philippines. The eagle is also known as the Philippine monkey eating eagle.

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