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Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Savigny, 1809

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small global population, and is likely to be undergoing continuing declines, primarily as a result of habitat loss and degradation, adult mortality through persecution and collision with powerlines, nest robbing and prey depletion. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable. More information is needed to confirm the size and trends of populations in Asia. Should this information show that the population is larger than currently thought, or declining at a more moderate rate, the species will warrant downlisting to a lower threat category.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 15,400,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Aquila heliaca. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.