Nicobar Sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Gurney, 1898)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,iv)+2ab(ii,iii,iv)

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Justification of Red List category
Nicobar Sparrowhawk is a very poorly known species known definitely from only four islands in the poorly studied Nicobar archipelago. It therefore has a small range and probably a small population, and is suspected to be declining because of habitat loss and degradation. Moreover, it occurs at only a handful of Locations. Accordingly, it is listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 500-2500 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,430 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Accipiter butleri. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.