Ferdinand Marcos renamed the graphic 'monkey-eating eagle
' to the dignified 'Philippine eagle' we know today.
As early as 1900, figures showed that we had over 22 million hectares of pristine virgin rainforest rich with watersheds and river systems teeming with countless endemic species like the tamaraw in Mindoro, tarsiers of Bohol and the monkey-eating eagle
.In the book Censo De Las Islas Filipinas Tomo Uno of 1903, population data on Pasay City was pegged at only 6,542 Pasig City had only 11,278 people while the entire Philippine islands was inhabited by 6,987,686 individuals, indicating a population growth rate of 1.
Marcos to protect the monkey-eating eagle
. In 1978, Marcos issued a presidential proclamation naming it the Philippine eagle.
It was also during this time when he was able to convince then President Ferdinand Marcos to officially change its name from the inaccurate 'monkey-eating eagle
' to 'Philippine Eagle.'
What is the main prey of the monkey-eating eagle
- Fergus Beeley on the Monkey-Eating Eagle
of the Orinoco (Natural World).
As Frank Bond related at Bill's memorial service, one outing had Burnham flying from Boise to the Philippines to band young in a Monkey-eating Eagle
nest, some 80 m up in the tropical foliage.
"That's called the Monkey-eating Eagle
," answered Peter.
I thought of how, many years back, a writer had decried some of our national symbols - the bahay kubo (nipa hut) and the maya (sparrow) - as reflecting our 'culture of smallness.' The maya was dislodged in favor of the monkey-eating eagle
Also known as the monkey-eating eagle
, this endemic eagle is the largest extant eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface.
A close-up video shot of a monkey-eating eagle
, shown immediately after the claim.Aside from its being endemic to us, the Philippine eagle is also a mean predator.