The Philippine Eagle is one of the most endangered birds on the planet. There is thought to be just around 200 of these birds in the wild.
The Steller’s Sea Eagle is an extremely powerful bird which is unfortunately also climbing the list of endangered birds of prey. Lead poisoning (contracted from scavenging on carcasses shot with the lead bullets commonly used by hunters in their native Japan and Russia) is the number one cause of death for these magnificent birds, Eastern relatives of the American Bald Eagle, and is causing their numbers to dwindle at an alarmingly fast rate (according to the ICNU, their population has been dwindling from 5000 in 1988 to 2000 in 2007).
The California Condor is an enormous bird of prey, with wingspans up to 9 and 1/2 feet. Unfortunately, lead poisoning has affected these birds the same way it has impacted the Steller’s Sea Eagle. In 1982, only 23 remained of this species. With much human rehabilitation involvement, this species hs current up to 384 known birds, including 188 of these in the wild. [img_assist|nid=191114|title=Condor|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=640|height=439]
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