Like other species of eagle in Philippine eagle males are smaller than females, where female weighs about 7 kg and male weighs around 4.5 to 5.4 kg, according to research they are the tallest eagles in the world although some of the experts says that harpy eagle is the tallest one but we have found that some Philippine eagles are taller than harpy eagles, on average height harpy is the tallest ones.
Looking at the length then Philippine eagle is the largest one which is holding a record of 3 ft 4inch where it’s near competitor’s harpy and steller’s sea eagles are just behind with a length of 3 ft 2 inch for harpy and 3 ft 1 inch for steller’s sea eagle.
As I mentioned a harpy eagle physical measurements facts and features in previous article on Compare Harpy eagle Vs Steller’s sea eagle but still I have mentioned all the physical measurements in below given table for clearing your views about Harpy Vs Philippine eagle. According to IUCN (International union for conservation of nature) Philippine eagle is in ‘critically endangered’ status where as harpy eagle is in ‘threatened’ status.
Harpy eagle lay only two eggs from which if one is hatched then the other is ignored by the female harpy eagle on the other hand Philippine eagle may lay only one egg and two eggs occasionally.
So without wasting much of your time let compare both eagles physical measurement, diet, habitat and behavior, before moving further take a glance at below given table on compare Philippine eagle Vs Harpy eagle.
Philippine Eagle Vs Harpy Eagle Comparison
|Birds|| Philippine Eagle
|| Harpy Eagle
|Average Body Length||3 ft 4 inch||3 ft 2 inch|
|Wing Span||6 ft to 7 ft 3 inch||5 ft 10 inch to 7 ft 5 inch|
|Average Weight||7 kg||7.6 kg|
|Area||Philippines||Mexico and South America|
|Average Life Span||40 years||30 years|
Comparing both eagle’s diet and habitat we have found that both are apex predator where there is no natural predator above them. Philippine eagle found in Philippine only, mainly in Leyte, eastern Luzon, Mindanao and Samar on the other hand Harpy eagle found in Mexico and South America it is also known as royal hawk in Brazil. According to habitat Harpy eagle have more prey than Philippine eagle because of deforestation occurrence in Philippine. Philippine eagle hunts larger prey like monkey, Philippine dear, flying foxes and large snakes etc. on the other hand harpy eagle hunts both small and large prey extended from lizards to monkey and sloths, it mainly hunts the tree dwelling mammals.
Harpy eagle’s talons are the most powerful comparing to any other eagles in the world with the size as same as of grizzly bears claws which helps them for crushing the bones of it preys.
Head to Head Fight:
At last it is very difficult to say who is going to win the fight if these two incredible eagles will be in head to head fight but still my vote is for harpy eagle because of its strong physical structure and it developed himself as the true natural raptor or predator in the wild for years.