Grey-headed Fish-eagle Icthyophaga ichthyaetus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Horsfield, 1821)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd; C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
Although widespread, this species is now only locally common and may have a moderately small population, which is thought to be undergoing a moderately rapid population reduction owing to habitat degradation, pollution and over-fishing. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened as it almost qualifies for listing under criteria A2cd+3cd+4cd;C1+2a(i).

Population size: 10000-100000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 16,300,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Icthyophaga ichthyaetus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/grey-headed-fish-eagle-icthyophaga-ichthyaetus on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.