Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini


Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261.

BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Clark, W. S.; Christie, D. A.; Marks, J. S. 2017. Andaman Serpent-eagle (Spilornis elgini). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, pp. (retrieved from on 17 March 2017). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Davidar, P.; Yoganand, K.; Ganesh, T.; Geetha-Nayak, K. 2007. Avifauna of Andaman Islands: Preliminary inventory and distributional patterns. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 104(3): 35-47.

Davidar, P.; Yoganand, T. R. K.; Ganesh, T.; Joshi, N. 1996. An assessment of common and rare forest bird species of the Andaman Islands. Forktail 12: 99-105.

IUCN. 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2020).

Koparde, P.; Manchi, S. 2013. Avifaunal records from Chalis Ek, North Andaman Island: insights into distribution of some Andaman Island birds. Check List 9(1): 34-41.

Pande, S.; Sant, N.; Pednekar, S. 2009. Avifaunal survey of South-and Middle-Andamans, November 2009. IndianBIRDS 7(4): 104-106.

Rajeshkumar, S., Raghunathan, C.; Venkataraman, K. 2015. Avifaunal Community in Neil Island: A Conservation Approaches in the Evergreen Forest Ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Conference on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development Chapter 20: 138-147. Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Lucknow, India.

Rao, D.V., Chandra, K. and Devi, K. 2013. Endemic Animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India.

Thiollay, J. M. 1997. Distribution and abundance patterns of bird community and raptor populations in the Andaman Archipelago. Ecography 20: 67-82.

Vijayan, L. 2009. Conservation of birds of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Indian Birds 5(4): 103-107.

Further resources

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Spilornis elgini. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.