Philippine Eagle Facts and Information
Philippine eagle is from the Accipitridae family and have a Pithecophaga genus.
It is one of the largest and strongest powerful eagles in the world.
According to the report of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Philippine eagles are in list Critically Endangered species.
It is the national bird of Philippine.
It has the thick powerful talons which is used to crush the prey bones and muscles.
They are also known as Great Philippine Eagle and monkey eating eagle.
Like other eagles, female Philippine Eagle is larger than male Philippine Eagle.
Philippine Eagle weight varies according to their natural habitat and prey, larger prey means heavier Philippine Eagle. Their average weight is around 6.8 kg for females and 4.8 kg for males.
Philippine Eagle has the wide wing span ranging from 6 ft to 7.4 ft.
At present they are found only in Philippine, especially in four major island of Philippines which are Mindanao, Samar, Luzon and Leyte.
Philippine Eagles are the most endangered species of eagle left in the world, only few eagles are left in the wild.
They have a life span of 32 years in wild and 40 years in captivity.
Philippine Eagle has the variety of prey on the islands of Philippine ranging from bats to big Philippine dear.
Longest eagle ever measured is Philippine Eagle with the total length of 3 ft 8 inch.
Philippine Eagles are also the tallest from all other eagles.
They are the world strongest eagles who depend on larger prey like Philippine deer, large snakes, flying foxes and monkeys etc.
Bald Eagle Facts and Information
Bald Eagle is also known as American Bald Eagle found in North America only, mostly in Alaska and Canada.
It also from the same family from which Philippine Eagle belongs i.e. Accipitridae and have genus Haliaeetus.
It is the national animal and national bird of United States of America.
Average weight for female Bald Eagle is 5.6 kg where male Bald Eagle average weight is around 4 kg. Females are generally 20 to 25% larger than males.
Their nest is recorded as the largest tree nest ever made by a bird.
It has a wing span of near about 5.8 ft to 7.5 ft.
Average life span for Bald Eagles in wild is 25 years and in captivity it is 38 years.
They are sea eagles and mainly prey on fishes, apart from fish they use to feed on carrions, other birds and small animals.
At the time of mating both male and female Bald Eagle make the nest for their babies.
Bald Eagles are excellent swimmers which helps them to hunt fish under the water.
On average Bald Eagle lay 1 to 3 eggs.
At the age of 5 and 6 they are ready for mating and pair remains together tills one dies and they mate throughout the life.
After reaching the age of 4 or 5 years Bald Eagles develop their distinctive white head and tail.
Philippine Eagle and Bald Eagle Comparison Table
|Animals||Philippine Eagle||Bald Eagle|
|Average Length||34 to 39 in||34 to 43 in|
|Average Weight||10.4 to 17.6 lb||6.6 and 13.9 lb|
|Area||The Philippines||North America|
|Habitat||Dipterocarp and mid-montane forests, particularly in steep areas||Bald eagles live along the coast and on major lakes and rivers|
|Bill||Averages 2.84 in length||Averages 2.8–3.5 in length|
|Average Life Span||30 to 60 years||Up to 28 years|
Philippine Eagle vs Bald Eagle
No doubt Philippine Eagle is strongest and powerful than Bald Eagle but Bald Eagles is intelligent enough who can defend himself from getting hurt by dangerous Philippine Eagle. If both eagles fight with each other then probably Philippine Eagle will win the battle.