This is our very own eagle. I have never seen one, but have had the pleasure of listening to stories and legends surrounding this bird. It's truly an honor to know that this eagle is not just any eagle but rather "unmatched" in his own right...
I'll let those who have had the pleasure of being in this awesome creature's presence, educate all of us of his majesty.
The “Philippine Eagle” (a.k.a. Monkey Eating Eagle) is the tallest, largest and most powerful bird in the world, and definitely one of the rarest. A symbol of our country’s heritage and it’s goals of flying high. (3critical.wordpress.com)
This bird of prey, or raptor, belongs to the family Accipitridae and also called “Haribon” or “Haring Ibon,” meaning “Bird King.” (melovillereal.com)
The Philippine eagle is the world's largest eagle, and one of the most threatened raptors. The sexes are similar in appearance, possessing a creamy white belly and underwing, whilst the upperparts are a rich chocolate-brown, with a paler edge. The long feathers of the head and nape form a distinctive, shaggy crest and are creamy-buff in colour with black streaks. Chicks have white down, and juveniles are similar in appearance to adults but have white margins to the feathers on the back and upperwing. The heavy legs are yellow with large, powerful claws, and the large, deep bill is a bluish-grey. Endemic to the Philippines and found on parts of the larger islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. The great Philippine eagle was once widespread throughout these islands, and although the current population is unknown it is thought to represent fewer than 250 mature individuals. (Arkive.com)
I would love to see one up close, or better yet, see it perched side by side next to the Bald Eagle symbolizing unity of strength and beauty in all people from all walks of life. That we truly have a small world, too small to bother with petty differences... Susan, I thank you for this opportunity to highlight such a wonderful creature. To all of you, make sure to visit Susan and see what other beauty lies around you! Thanks for peeking!
TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain" is in awe of this bird) You've seen those bird prints on dinnerware. Why not create a tablescape all about them? You can have all kinds of fun with, make it specific, regional, by variety, by country. It doesn't matter, just have fun and know that birds are there to dot the skies with extra color, majesty and beauty...