Philippine hawk eagle rescued in Cagayan

A concerned citizen found the Lawin or Philippine hawk eagle tangled in a cornfield and brought it to the Office of the Mayor in Baggao, Cagayan. (Photo credit: USAID/B+WISER)

A juvenile Lawin (Philippine hawk eagle, Nisaetus philippensis) has been rescued and brought to the custody of a wildlife rescue center in Tuguegarao, Cagayan, thanks to a concerned citizen who found it and surrendered it to proper authorities. Placed in a small plastic cage with a few slices of fresh pork meat, the bird was brought to the Office of the Mayor in the municipality of Baggao. Read more: Philippine hawk eagle rescued in Cagayan