Monkey-eating Eagle
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AKA...the Philippine Eagle
This eagle's head is adorned with long brown feathers that give it the appearance of a lion's mane. The upperside of the Philippine Eagle is brown, the underside white; the heavy legs are yellow with large, powerful claws; the prominent large, high-arched, deep bill is a bluish-gray, with blue-gray eyes. The average female is about 1 meter (3.3 feet# long, weighs about 7 kg #15.5 lb#, and has a wingspan of 2 meters #6.7 feet#. This makes the Philippine Eagle one of the world's largest eagles, with the largest wing surface area. The Harpy Eagle and Steller's Sea Eagle are about the same size as this species. The adult male is about 10-20% smaller and averages at about 5 kg #11 lbs). The life expectancy for the Philippine Eagle is around 30-60 years.
.... it was first called the Monkey-eating Eagle, based on reports from natives that it preyed exclusively on monkeys

D200 + VR70-200mm F/2.8 with TC20E
F/5.6 @ 1/30sec
focal length 320mm
processed in CS4
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Location: Kanab UT US
Tue 19-May-2009 11:28

Nice sanctuary shot and thanks for the info on the species- very interesting.