Philippine Eagle Week

Manila Bulletin, June 5, 2010 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Philippine Eagle Week


The week of June 4 to 9 each year is observed as Philippine Eagle Week, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 79 signed on February 24, 1999, to instill in the minds of the Filipino people the importance of the Philippine Eagle as a biological indicator of the forest ecosystems. It aims to celebrate the beauty of the country's national bird and attract interest and support for the eagle and environmental conservation efforts.The Philippine Eagle, scientifically known as Pithecophaga jefferyi, is one of the rarest eagles in the world. Charles Lindbergh, an American aviator, described it as "the world's noblest of flyers." It is endemic in the Philippines and can be found only in the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao. It measures about one meter in height and weighs up to four kilograms. It has a dark face and a creamy-brown nape and crown. Its back is colored dark brown while the underparts are white. It has yellow feet and dark brown tail. It has a prominent large, high-arched, deep bluish gray beak and bluish eyes. The denudation of our rainforests has caused the rapid decrease of this species which is now in danger of extinction.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Philippine Eagle Week
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?