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Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Daudin, 1800)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acde+3cde

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable because it is suspected to have undergone rapid declines during the past three generations (56 years) owing to deliberate and incidental poisoning, habitat loss, reduction in available prey, pollution and collisions with power lines. Further information on trends across its large range may lead to its further uplisting to Endangered in the future.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 26,000,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Polemaetus bellicosus. 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.