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Range DescriptionSpizaetus philippensis is endemic to the Philippines, where there are records from c.60 sites on at least 12 islands (Collar et al. 1999). Since 1980, there have been records from 13 localities on Mindanao and also from Bohol, Negros and possibly Panay that relate to this species. Historically, the species was rare, and the spate of recent records - most of unconfirmed identification - does not change that impression. Although relatively common at one site on Mindanao, it is very scarce on Negros and is very probably already extinct on some smaller islands within its former range (e.g. Siquijor). In the late 1990s 320-340 pairs were estimated on Mindanao (Preleuthner and Gamauf 1998).