Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Temminck, 1828)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ace+3ce+4ace

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Justification of Red List category
There is evidence for very rapid declines in this species from across its African range. There are some areas where there may be local stability, and there is a paucity of information available regarding trends from the Asian portion of the species's range. Taking this information into account, overall declines are tentatively suspected to be rapid, and as such the species is listed as Vulnerable. Further information could show that the species warrants listing under a higher threat level.

Population size: 100000-499999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 52,700,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Aquila rapax. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.