- The Philippine Eagle, the world’s largest eagle, used to be commonly called the Monkey-Eating Eagle!
- When first studied in the late 1890s by European scientists, they supposedly were informed that monkys were the bird’s only food. It was also said that the specimen’s dissected stomach contained monkey remains.
The truth is, like most other birds of prey, the Philippine Eagle is an opportunist and eats what it can in its range.
WOW! A 14kg (31 lb) deer has been found in a Philippine Eagle’s nest!
An official government proclamation in 1978 by President Ferdinand Marcos put forward the preference for the use of the name Philippine Eagle. In 1995, President Fidel Ramos declared the great bird the official National Bird of the Philippines!