Birds of Prey / Raptors Found in the Philippines

The following Birds of Prey / Raptors occur naturally in the Philippines:

Barred Honey-buzzard (Pernis celebensis)

Chinese Goshawk aka Chinese sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis) – Range: Winters in the Philippines

Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus)

Crestless Changeable Hawk-eagles (Nisaetus cirrhatus limnaeetus)

Eastern Marsh Harrier (C. spilonotus) – Range: Winter visitor

Elegant Scops Owl or Ryūkyū (Otus elegans) – Found on the Batanes and Babuyan islands off northern Luzon, Philippines

Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) – Breeds in the Philippines

Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis) – Range: Winters in Philippines

Jerdon’s Baza (Aviceda jerdoni) – Bird of Prey

Luzon Scops Owl (Otus longicornis) – Endemic to Luzon, Philippines

Mantanani Scops Owl (Otus mantananensis)

Mindanao Scops Owl (Otus mirus) – Endemic to Mindanao, Philippines

Mindoro Scops Owl (Otus mindorensis) – Endemic to Mindoro, Philippines

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) – Global occurrence. – ID: Black/brown

Palawan Scops Owls (Otus fuliginosus) – Endemic

Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus ernesti)

Other birds found in the Philippines

Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) – Range:National Bird of the Philippines. It could be found in the rainforests of four major Philippine islands – Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao.

Philippine Eagle Owl (Bubo philippensis) – Range: Near lakes in lowland jungles in the Philippines islands of Catanduanes, Samar, Mindanao, Luzon and Leyte

Philippine Falconet (Microhierax erythrogenys) – Endemic

Philippine Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus philippensis)

Philippine Scops Owl (Otus megalotis)

Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus) – Range: Found on the major islands of the Philippines

Crested Goshawk
Grey-headed Fish Eagle
Japanese Sparrow Hawk
Jerdon’s Baza
Philippine Falconet
Philippine Serpent Eagle
Philippine Scops Owl
Philippine Hawk Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
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