PHILIPPINE MONKEY-EATING EAGLE
Eagles have held a special place in the cultures of many civilizations because of their impressive size and beauty. Used to symbolize royal power, from ancient Egypt to the Roman and Napoleonic empires, eagles have appeared on coins, standards, and weaponry.
The Philippine monkey-eating eagle is well named for its preference for eating monkeys, particularly macaques.
This ferocious-looking bird stands over 3 feet (1 m) tall and can weigh up to 9 pounds (4 kg) — larger than a golden eagle. Bluish eyes, a large, sharp, curved beak, and a warlike headdress of spiky feathers, give the Philippine eagle a striking appearance.
The Philippine eagle, also known as the monkey-eating eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines.