The Philippines is a republic in Southeast Asia. The archipelago consists of 7107 islands, the largest two of which are Luzon and Mindanao.

Official nameFilipijnen
Surface300.000 km²
CoinFilipijnse peso
time differenceUTC +8

About 30% of the nearly 600 bird species observed in the Philippines are found nowhere else in the world. The largest group are the approximately 100 endemic songbirds. A notable group of birds are the Philippine hornbills. Like many Philippine species, these large noisy birds are threatened by the rapid decline of their habitat. The national bird of the Philippines is the Philippine monkey eagle. This eagle is one of the largest birds in the world.

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