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Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) A2c+3c+4c;C2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
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 shelf island
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 491,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 6700-67000 medium Estimated 2001
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.2 - - -
Population justification: The population is estimated at 10,000-100,000 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 Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Madagascar Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Madagascar Andringitra National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Anjanaharibe Sud Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Ankarafantsika National Park and Ampijoroa Forestry Station site factsheet
Madagascar Ankarana Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Betampona Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve Parcels I and II site factsheet
Madagascar Daraina (Loky-Manambato) SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Kirindy-South Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Mahafaly Plateau Forest complex site factsheet
Madagascar Mananara-North National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Marotandrano Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Masoala National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Menabe forest complex site factsheet
Madagascar Mikea Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Namoroka National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Ranomafana National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Tsimanampetsotsa National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (Bemaraha Tsingy National Park and Strict Nature Reserve IBA) site factsheet
Madagascar Zahamena National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Zahamena-Mantadia SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park site factsheet

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 Montane suitable resident
Savanna Dry marginal 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 Decline 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 Decline Low Impact: 5
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 Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Accipiter madagascariensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)
Species name author Smith, 1834
Population size 6700-67000 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 491,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species