The National Bird
Though already more than 85 to 90 percent of the original tropical forest disappeared because of legal and especially illegal logging, the Philippines still have a natural environment which is the home for a very wide range of different birds. Many are to be found in most other humid tropical countries, some species are only to be found in this country. Of the (about) 400 species of birds in the Philippines, several are now very rare and a good number are greatly endangered.
One of these birds is the Philippine eagle.