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DENR: 2 eagles rescued in Bulacan by wildlife enforcers

Nov 22, 2020 @ 20:47
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Two raptors were rescued last week by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)’s Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) in Baliwag, Bulacan, the DENR in Central Luzon said.

According to Dennis Vergara, head of CENRO Baliwag, a changeable hawk eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) was rescued by the DENR’s wildlife enforcement team after a concerned citizen reported it to the local government of San Ildefonso in Bulacan.

The bird was trapped in a pile of grass in a rice field in a village in San Ildefonso, according to a DENR report on November 16.

The LGU then called CENRO Baliwag to rescue the raptor.

Meanwhile, a crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela) was also turned over by another concerned citizen in CENRO Baliwag
The raptors are now in the custody of the wildlife rescue center of the DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in Quezon City to undergo care and rehabilitation, after which it will be released back to the wild.

The changeable hawk eagle is a large bird of prey while crested serpent eagle is medium size bird of prey that can be found across Asia.

In Central Luzon, these raptors can be found in the forested area of Bulacan and Aurora, according to the DENR.

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