Blakiston's Eagle-owl Bubo blakistoni

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Seebohm, 1884

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria

Justification of Red List category
This owl has a very small, rapidly declining population due to widespread loss of riverine forest, increasing development along rivers and dam construction. It therefore qualifies as Endangered. However, recent information suggests the population size may be greater than previously thought. If this is confirmed, the species may warrant downlisting to Vulnerable.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,220,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Bubo blakistoni. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blakistons-eagle-owl-bubo-blakistoni on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/09/2023.