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Philippine eagle Sinabadan

This stunner is Sinabadan, one of the remaining 800 Philippine eagles in the world. Photo by John McKean, shared by @phileaglefdn


Look how gorgeous and fierce Sinabadan is, the two-year-old Philippine Eagle, raised and protected by The Philippine Eagle Foundation. Her home is foresty Mt. Apo in Davao in Mindanao, 1,609km south of Manila.

The Philippine eagle, also known as monkey-eating eagle, is endemic to the country and one of the three largest and most powerful eagles in the world, and unfortunately one of the most endangered too. It’s a stunner, standing three feet, with wingspan of up to two meters with massive arched beak and long crown feathers. It’s the only blue-eyed bird of prey in the world and has got the sharpest eye sight, able to see up to eight times the distance than that of humans.

Sinabadan is one of the remaining 800 Philippine eagles in the world.

Visit The Philippine Eagle Foundation to know more about the conservation efforts towards the Philippine eagle and how to adopt an eagle.

By Monica De Leon. Cover photos by John McKean, shared by @phileaglefdn

Published September 2016