Another Philippine Eagle, the third of its kind in a span of four years, was recently found and rescued in the hinterlands of Maitum town in Sarangani province as it was trapped in the thorny rattan vines while preying on a monkey.
A team from the municipal government retrieved the eagle and relayed the rescue effort to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office for the proper handling of the eagle and eventual turnover to the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao City.
The bird was found near Mt. Busa complex, a declared key biodiversity area and home to critically endangered, threatened, vulnerable and rare fowl species.
The two previous eagles were found on January 2, 2017 and December 13, 2019 and were likewise turned over to the Foundation for rehabilitation.
Environmental authorities attribute the frequent sightings of the country’s national bird in the mountain area to the healthy biodiversity of its forests, which also host endemic flora, fauna, and hardwood species.
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