Letter-winged Kite Elanus scriptus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Gould, 1842

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Near Threatened because the population size becomes moderately small at times of low habitat suitability, however estimates are based purely on frequency of encounter in a very large area with few observers and some modelling of habitat suitability.

Population size: 1000-2000, 1000-1500

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 255,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Oceanic
Land-mass type - Australia
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Elanus scriptus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022.