Bird Families

Philippine harpy

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One of the most (if not the most) rare species of hawks. It lives, as it is not difficult to understand from the name, in the Philippines. Philippine eagle has four names, one of them filipino harpy .

Chicks appear only once every couple of years and remain in the nest for about eight months, and only after that they sometimes begin to leave the nest. They stay with their parents until about a year and a half, and only after that they start looking for a mate.

Feed on Filipino Monkey Eaters mostly lemurs and rats, and small mammals. They hunt in pairs - one distracts attention, and the second attacks the victim from behind.

At the moment, there are less than 500 Filipino eagles left, although not so long ago there were less than four hundred.

The main cause of extinction, as always, is the human factor. Deforestation and development of their habitat have significantly reduced the population of this bird species. Of course, neither of them were intensively hunted and caught for resale.

Philippine eagles are listed in the Red Book and a special fund has been organized on the island to protect this species of birds. They are not only engaged in control and attempts to increase the population, but also regularly patrol the forests to protect the species.

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