Great Nicobar Serpent-eagle Spilornis klossi

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Richmond, 1902

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii);C1

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Justification of Red List category
This recently recognised species is believed to have a small and declining population, although it is not as scarce as previously reported. Increased settlement has led to increased pressure on natural resources, and planned development projects could severely affect suitable habitat within its very small range, although its population is not regarded as severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations, hence it is classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Spilornis klossi. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/great-nicobar-serpent-eagle-spilornis-klossi on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/09/2023.