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Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 17,600,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 16.6 - - -
Population justification:


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 Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Algeria Native Extant      
Angola Native Extant      
Bangladesh Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Benin Native Extant      
Botswana Native Extant      
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Congo Native Extant      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant      
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant      
Djibouti Unknown Extant      
Egypt Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Gabon Native Extant      
Gambia Native Extant      
Ghana Native Extant      
Gibraltar (to UK) Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Guinea Unknown Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
India Native Extant Yes    
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant   Yes  
Israel Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Italy Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Kenya Native Extant      
Lesotho Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Liberia Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Malawi Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Morocco Native Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
Myanmar Unknown Extant Yes    
Namibia Native Extant      
Nepal Native Extant Yes    
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant Yes    
Rwanda Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Sierra Leone Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Somalia Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant Yes    
Sudan Native Extant      
Swaziland Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant      
Thailand Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Togo Native Extant      
Tunisia Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Uganda Native Extant      
Vietnam Unknown Extant      
Yemen Native Extant      
Zambia Native Extant      
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Droughts Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Unknown Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Aquila rapax. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Accipitridae (Osprey, kites, hawks and eagles)
Species name author (Temminck, 1828)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 17,600,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions