The two preying bird species have unique characteristics and adorable physical features. One interesting fact about eagles is that they don’t sweat. Here is a comparison of the two birds:
Philippine Eagle Facts and Information
- Scientific name is Pithecophaga jefferyi.
- Also referred to as the great Philippine eagle or the monkey-eating eagle.
- Belongs to family Accipitridae and genus Pithecophaga.
- IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) considers it a ‘Critically Endangered” species.
- Ranked as one of the largest and most powerful eagles. It features in the top three largest and strongest eagles.
- Have largest length and wingspan. Mature ones can have a wing span of up to 2 meters (about 7 feet).
- Total length is between 0.8 and 1 meter. Average length for males is 0.95m while the average for females is 1.05m.
- Have a maximum height of 1 meter (about 3 feet).
- Weigh between 4 and 8 Kilograms (9 -18 pounds).
- Native to and only found in the Philippines.
- Mostly found in the Philippine Islands of Mindanao, Luzon, Leyte and Samar.
- Declared the Philippines National Bird in 1995.
- Since 1999 Philippines has been celebrating the Philippine Eagle Week between June 4 and 10.
- One of the rarest eagle species. Current population is less than 400 pairs.
- Have powerful eyes. They are capable of clearly seeing more than 8 times the range of what human beings can see.
- Plumage is white and brown colored.
- Of all birds of prey it is the only one with blue eyes.
- Defined by their enlarged feathers, curved beak and blue eyes.
- Known to reside in lowland forests where they build nests on huge, mature dipterocarp trees.
- Lifespan is 40 years (or less depending on habitat).
- Takes between 5 and 7 years to reach reproduction age.
- Have only one mating partner in a lifetime.
- Mostly breed between the months of July and February.
- Have low reproduction rate. Only one egg is laid every two years.
- It takes about two years for an eaglet of the great Philippine eagle to fully mature and become independent.
- Takes between 58 and 60 days for eggs to hatch.
- Male and female eagles take turns to incubate eggs.
- During the first 40 days in an eaglet’s life, the female watches the eaglet while the male goes out to hunt.
- Females are generally larger than males.
- Known to be solitary and territorial (fight hard to protect their territories from invasion/occupation by other birds of the same or different species)
- Feed on other birds and animals including bats, squirrels, monkeys (macaques), civets, flying lemurs, snakes, hornbills, pigs, goats and dogs.
- Have powerful talons that make it possible to crash the bones and muscles of their prey.
- Philippine law criminalizes the capture and/or killing of the monkey-eating eagles.
- It is estimated that at least one Philippine eagle is shot and killed each year.
- Existence is threatened by deforestation and other human activity.
- Scientific studies indicate it has no close ‘relative’ among other living eagles.
- It is a predatory species that helps keep the ecosystem in balance.
- The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) criminalizes the sale of this precious eagle among different countries.
- Was used to symbolize royal power during ancient times.
Bald Eagle Facts and Information
- Scientific name is Haliaeetus leucocephalus.
- Also referred to as the American Bald Eagle.
- Belongs to family Accipitridae and genus Haliaeetus.
- Both the national animal and the national bird of the USA.
- It is endemic to and only found in North America. Found in the US, Canada and Mexico.
- Have a population of 70,000.
- More than half their population (35,000) live in the US state of Alaska.
- There are about 20,000 bald eagles in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
- Feed on fish, rodents, carrion and other smaller birds. Unlike the Philippine eagle, the American bald eagle is not too choosy when it comes to food. The eagle eats anything that comes its way.
- Females are larger than males.
- A mature female bald eagle has a length of between 0.89 and 0.94 meter (35 and 37 inches) while a male one is 0.76 to 0.86 meter (30 to 34 inches) long.
- Female ones have a 2 to 2.28 meter (79-90 inch) wingspan while male ones have 1.8 to 2.2 meter (72 to 85) inch wingspan.
- Weigh between 4.55kgs (10 pounds) and 6.35kgs (14 pounds.)
- Average weight for female ones is 5.6kgs (12 pounds) while that one for males is 4.1kgs (9 pounds)
- Lifespan is about 20 years for wild eagles and up to about 50 years for those in captivity.
- Can lift a weight of up to 1.81kgs (4 pounds.)
- Capable of clearly seeing more than 4 times the range of what human beings can see.
- Their habitat is normally near large water bodies harboring fish. These include lakes, rivers and oceans.
- US government no longer categorizes it as an endangered species.
- Breed between the months of September and April.
- It takes up to 10 days for the female to lay eggs after mating.
- An average bald eagle can lay up to 3 eggs.
- Takes about 35 days for eggs to hatch.
- Are monogamous in nature i.e. they retain one breeding partner for life. Once the partner dies, the surviving one finds another partner.
- Takes up to 5 years to reach reproduction age.
- Easily distinguishable by its black-brown body and white neck, head and tail.
- Has yellow eyes, legs and beak.
- Known for their ‘talon clasping’ behavior as part of a mating ritual or when protecting their territories.
- Have high pitched voice.
- Holds the record of the largest tree ever made by a bird.
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||Live near water bodies including along the coastline 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
A combat between these two birds will definitely be a fierce one. Their habitat and feeding patterns also differ in a way that no enthusiast or researcher will confidently predict the outcome of a fight between the two. The winner will be determined by not only strength and size but also ability to maneuver in the air, speed and stamina.
Philippine eagles are known to seamlessly maneuver in any direction with high speed between trees in dense tropical forests. This behavior is enhanced by their physical characteristics. Though the bald eagle may be more intelligent, the Philippine eagle is likely to win a fight between the two.
Videos of Philippine Eagle and Bald Eagle
National bird of United States of America can never loose!
If only the PH eagle is not extremely endangered, I would love the PH and Bald eagles fight though I already know which one will win.
Honestly speaking I have seen a lot of bald eagle in Alaska and close up look with rescued adult one. I was happy to know how they protected them and grew in thousands of number. I was fascinated when I saw one bald eagle lifted a big salmon less 2kgs possibly but it lost and dropped to our pax luckily not hurt anyone. I just compared how the Philippine eagle hunts for goats,dogs and mostly monkeys considering the weighs of this is bit difference. The closer I had seen adult bald eagle was the size of a juvenile Philippine eagle. You can have a look on both birds on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL.
How do you do your force rankings? In this battle you say the Philippine is stronger and more powerful, but you have the Baldy listed as a 4 in force and the Philippine a 3.
That’s just a force mate look carefully at the specs
Its just the force! But look at the Average Life Span,,….
Yeah the bald eagle 🦅 has more force . The span tho
yes its right and look at to Average Life Span
I think i just repeat it sorry……
The battle between the two of the most powerful birds in the world?
Bruh, look up the Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle. It would eat these 2 alive.
hey but I know the most powerful of the 3 eagles is the PH eagle
A prime pride boss male lion would destroy all three..
Well no dip shit a lion would beat a Eagle James it’s just common sense.
Try and comprehend boy..
Trolling is a lame deal..
See that Youtube video of a lion cub taking down a 6 ton bull elephant..
Looks like elephants and other animals need to learn that “lion-hearted” a’int a saying..
stinkin’ ID thief..
its just so.. piss weak..
Dude chill I’m agreeing with you so just chill james
not ‘common sense’..
Apu/apey/trollie jest aint got it..
so he’s aping you, too.. L.O.L…
What a weak effort, typical of stripey fanboy..L.O.L…
What a weak effort, typical of a stripey fanboy..L.O.L..
Anyways, boss lion calls the shots, like it or lump it.. Yap, I suggest you see this Youtube vid, of a lion cub, killing a 6 ton bull elephant..
bruh your wrong ph eagle wins the both lol its the largest and heaviest so it wins and james is right
Ya. I did a report on the Wedge Tailed Eagle, it would eat those 2 i****** Birds with no problem.
I like crocodiles i think the crocodile will win.
Philippine Eagle talon force of 3 on this page,
The link below says Philippine Eagle has talon force of 5
So which talon force does the Philippine Eagle eagle truly have?????
HA wow, Bald Eagle all the way, I’d be surprised if it was even close. This would be an aerial dogfight, people. Therefore, agility is paramount. As the Philippine Eagle preys on large shit on the ground, it typically just drops in and kills it. In the air, baldie would get the advantage, as it’s hunt requires more acuity and skill.
Forget the fight!! I wonder how the two would come if combines for breeding and experimental studies? You never know, although I have seen one particular eagle like bird in the Philippine island and is called “lawin”. She has the white feathers on her head going to neck just like the American Eagle and I believe also the tail (not sure on rail. With the body color of the Philippines eagles. She was beautiful but short and about 15″ in legnth and about 7″ in width.
There is no real biological comparison here.. you guys just boosted bald eagle specs because it’s very popular around the world, because of USA movies and everything
Bald eagle have no chance against PH eagle, neither against australian wedge tailed eagle or rainforest harpy, the only 2 birds of prey that can be compared to PH eagle.
I believe a phillippine eagle can kill a bald eagle in just 55 secs because they have a manevrable body more like a hawk and can hunt down real cow and chase small sparrows through dense forest and catch it and never cheat on ther partner and is more intelligent than bald eagle because they hunt in pairs to catch dangerous and aggressive prey and is immune to the Philippine cobra venom which is the third most deadliest snake venom so there PH eagles can wipe out every bald eagle
PH would f up Baldy!
(i´m sorry baldy i liked u most till ph)
When you kill a PH eagle you have to go to jail
I like the Bald Eagle , besides the filppy pidgin has a toupee on and looks generic.
I think it will depend on whose territory they will be fighting that will impact the result of who will win between the two. but if you let them fight in a contain area with no environmental advantage just an enough room for them to fight the PH eagle would win due to size and talon force
I’m with Crocidile lover123, I like crocodiles i think the crocodile will win.
A prime pride boss male lion would destroy everything…
Could go either way.
A prime pride boss male lion would destroy both…
james w how will the lion destroy both when it can´t even touch them
& so..fake ‘james w.’
aka/ apey/apu/tiger-turd & etc..
has shat all down this thread, too..
How original.. not..
What a filthy lil’ spasmo-monkey..
I licked my mom’s pussy last night.
I want to lick pussy.
Nothing can beat a lion..
It’s actually James w I don’t believe it.
why do you have a blind faith in lions
by your logic a male lion can single handedly kill a bull elephant
how stupid can you get
why don´t you go suck a lions dick
Guys, as the saying goes, “Don’t feed the troll”
Lames is back! Trollin’ along! LOL.
What is the biggest eagle in the world?
Below are some of the biggest eagles in the world in terms of total length, wingspan and body mass.
Golden Eagle. …
Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle. …
Martial Eagle. …
White-tailed Eagle. …
Harpy Eagle. …
Steller’s Sea Eagle. …
Philippine Eagle. The Philippine eagle is the largest and heaviest known eagle.
really i think they are evenly matched