When people talk about Pinoy Pride, discussions are automatically linked to Filipinos whose names are known around the globe; it could be an athlete who has had several feats, a singer who is part Filipino, or a well-known philanthropist who had his or her humble beginnings in the country.
But there is one more thing that Filipinos need to be proud of and it has little to do with names and titles — the Philippines is considered rich in biodiversity, it is home to 70 per cent of the world's plants and animal species and was even considered one of the top global conservation areas.
There are also birds endemic to the country; in case you don't know it yet, there are 241 of them and we have listed our favourites below!
1. Rufous Hornbill
Scientific name: Buceros hydrocorax
Also known as: Kalaw (pronounced kah-lau)
It can be seen in: Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Panaon, Biliran, Calicoan and Buad (Race semigaleatus), Dinagat, Siargao, Mindanao (plus Balut, Bucas and Talicud) and Basilan (Race mindanensis), and Sierra Madre
Did you know? The Rufous Hornbill inhabits largely in primary evergreen forests. This species is known for generating loud nasal honks that can be heard even if you are 1.5 kilometres away.