Endangered Species Philippine Eagle

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Description

The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a giant forest raptor endemic to the Philippines. It is considered to be one of the most powerful eagles in the world; unfortunately, it is also one of the world’s rarest; listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List with a wild population estimated to be fewer than 500.

Apart from being one of the largest eagles in the world, growing up to a metre in length with a two-metre wingspan, the Philippine Eagle is also one of the most striking; it has stunning brown and white plumage, a huge dark black bill with a tinge of blue and bright yellow feet. Despite their large size, these birds are swift and agile in the air. Philippine Eagles prey on a host of animals and they have been known to hunt bats, flying lemurs, civets, flying squirrels and macaques. They also eat birds, including other birds of prey, snakes and lizards.


Specification

Date of Issue 17 February 2016
Designer Joel Kirk
Printer Cartor Security Printing
Values £3
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 71.4mm deep x 59.6mm wide
Sheet Size 84mm deep x 118mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Perforation 14 x 14.25
Cylinder A

Endangered Species Philippine Eagle