Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini
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Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Blyth, 1863)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii);C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small, but not severely fragmented range, in which it is thought to be quite common, but may have a very small population with an unknown subpopulation structure. The forests of the interior of the Andaman Islands are coming under increasing pressure from agriculture and development schemes and this species is likely to decline concurrently. It therefore qualifies as Near Threatened.

Population size: 1000-5000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 19,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Spilornis elgini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2017.