Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
NOVEMBER 1939
 
 
 
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JAN 1940
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Parang, Mindanao, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, January 22, 1940

Philippine Eagle

Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), photographed in 2008 by MalNino( J – E – T – S GO! )
Drove around with Doolan. Rest of party arrived at the Forestry Station at about 11.

Mr. and Mrs. Slinger, who keep this hotel, had an extraordinary collection of shells which we looked over. Also a monkey eating eagle in a cage. One of the wildest looking birds I have seen. They feed it on raw meat and a live chicken a week.

Daan, Fant and I hired a car to drive back to the boat after lunch. The others returned to the lumber camp for the night. I would have gone with them but we had to divide through lack of room.

Trip of 125 miles took from 1:30 till 7:15 PM, one hour out on account of the ferry getting stuck in the mud.

Had a fried egg and some of the fine Pilsen beer I brought on board and went to bed at 9.

The destroyer, Stewart, which was at Zamboanga, was in the harbor at Parang, also two planes, bombers.

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