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The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyii) is the relatively new National Bird of the Philippines. Formerly, it was the maya bird.
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Formerly known as monkey-eating eagle, a Presidential Decree No. changed the name to Philippine eagle 1732 in 1978 after it was learned that monkeys comprise an insignificant portion of its diet, which consists mainly of flying lemurs, squirrels, snakes, civets, hornbills, rodents, and bats.
In 1995, then President Fidel Ramos declared the Philippine eagle as the country's national bird.