Juvenile serpent eagle rescued, freed in Sarangani
KORONADAL CITY—Environment officials on Monday (July 6) freed a juvenile Philippine serpent eagle (Spilornis holospilus) rescued by a village official on Friday (July 3) in Kiamba town, Sarangani province.
Felix Alicer, regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said the bird was rescued by Francisco Polayapoy, village chief of Lomuyon in Kiamba town, along the shoreline.
Polayapoy turned over the bird to the care of the Kiamba Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro).
According to the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the rescued bird of prey could be female and weighed more than 800 grams.
It stood 40 cm tall and has a wingspan of 108 cm.
On Monday, the Cenro released the young bird in Kiamba.
According to Ali M. Hadjinasser, of the Kiamba Cenro, the bird was the second serpent eagle released in the town this year.
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