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Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
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. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Near Threatened A2c+3c+4c
2016 Near Threatened A2c+3c
2012 Near Threatened A2c+3c+4c;C2a(i)
2008 Near Threatened A3c; C2a(i)
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Near Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Land-mass type - shelf island
Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 689,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 3300-6700 medium estimated 2016
Population trend Decreasing poor suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) 20-29 - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) 20-29 - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations 100 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.2 - - -

Population justification: The population is estimated at 5,000-10,000 individuals (R. Thorstrom in litt. 2016), roughly equivalent to 3,300-6,700 mature individuals.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly owing to the ongoing clearance and degradation of the species's forest habitats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Madagascar N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Madagascar Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve
Madagascar Ankarana Special Reserve
Madagascar Daraina Forest
Madagascar South Anjanaharibe Special Reserve and extension
Madagascar Masoala National Park
Madagascar Ankarafantsika National Park and Ampijoroa
Madagascar Marotandrano Special Reserve
Madagascar Tsingy de Namoroka National Park
Madagascar Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park and Strict Nature Reserve
Madagascar Mananara-North National Park
Madagascar Zahamena National Park and Strict Reserve
Madagascar Betampona Strict Nature Reserve
Madagascar Sihanaka Forest
Madagascar Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve
Madagascar Menabe forest complex
Madagascar Kirindy Mite National Park and extension
Madagascar Mangoky-Ankazoabo Complex NPA
Madagascar Mikea
Madagascar Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park and extension
Madagascar Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve
Madagascar Tsimanampetsotsa National Park
Madagascar Mahafaly Plateau Forest complex
Madagascar Ranomafana National Park and extension
Madagascar Andringitra National Park
Madagascar Ankeniheny Zahamena Corridor NPA (CAZ)
Madagascar Kirindy-South Forest
Madagascar Mangoky-Ankazoabo Complex NPA
Madagascar Analamerana Special Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Marine Intertidal Rocky Shoreline marginal unknown
Marine Intertidal Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc marginal unknown
Savanna Dry marginal resident
Savanna Dry marginal resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting - Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Accipiter madagascariensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.