Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Blyth, 1863)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small range, in which it is thought to be quite common, but may have a small population with a fragmented subpopulation structure. The forests of the interior of the Andaman Islands are coming under increasing pressure from agriculture and development schemes and this species is likely to decline concurrently. A further threat is hunting. The species is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 1000-4000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 20,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Spilornis elgini. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.