LC
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa



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. 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
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,330,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 8,180,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Stable 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) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.6 - - -

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be fluctuating owing to fluctuations in prey populations (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan V Extant Yes
Bangladesh N Extant Yes
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
India N Extant Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Myanmar N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant Yes
Oman V Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates U Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Chahbahar Bay and Khor Konarak
Nepal Barandabhar forests and wetlands
Nepal Bardia National Park
Nepal Dang Deukhuri foothill forests and west Rapti wetlands
Nepal Chitwan National Park
Nepal Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Koshi Barrage
Nepal Farmlands in Lumbini area
Nepal Parsa Wildlife Reserve
India Noorukuppalakonda Reserve Forest
India Karnala Bird Sanctuary
India Guru Ghasidas Tiger Reserve
India Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
India Pench Tiger Reserve
India Mahendri Reserve Forest
India Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
India Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary and Maniyari Reservoir
Nepal Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve
India Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1200 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 4000 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Butastur teesa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2021.