Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Hartert, 1926

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i); D1

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Justification of Red List category
This little-known species is classified as Vulnerable on the basis of very small island subpopulations which are suspected to be declining through forest loss. However, it has been seen so infrequently that any population estimates are largely conjecture, and it may qualify for a higher threat category.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 45,500 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Accipiter imitator. Downloaded from on 04/06/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/06/2020.