Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Sharpe, 1875)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bc; C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species's known range is considerably larger than once thought, and the use of playback techniques has demonstrated that it is not as rare as previously thought. Nevertheless, the species has a very small population, which is suspected to be undergoing a continuing decline as a result of the increasing destruction and fragmentation of its habitat through deforestation. Its ecological niche is also projected to greatly decline due to climate change. For these reasons it is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 121,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Eutriorchis astur. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/madagascar-serpent-eagle-eutriorchis-astur on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/10/2023.