LC
Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
Bunce, M.; Szulkin, M.; Lerner, H. R. L.; Barnes, I.; Shapiro, B.; Cooper, A.; Holdaway, R.N. 2005. Ancient DNA provides new insights into the evolutionary history of New Zealand's extinct Giant Eagle. PLoS Biology 3(1): 44-46.
Bunce, M.; Szulkin, M.; Lerner, H. R. L.; Barnes, I.; Shapiro, B.; Cooper, A.; Holdaway, R.N. 2005. Ancient DNA provides new insights into the evolutionary history of New Zealand's extinct Giant Eagle. PLoS Biology 3(1): 44-46.
Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2013 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 9,760,000 km2
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size 10000-100000 mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 18 years - - -

Population justification: (Ferguson-Lees et al. 2001)

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Australia extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Grassland Temperate suitable resident
Shrubland Temperate suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Hieraaetus morphnoides. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/little-eagle-hieraaetus-morphnoides on 24/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 24/02/2024.