Clanga hastata (Lesson, 1831) - Indian Spotted Eagle

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Lesser Spotted Eagle (with C. pomarina).
 
 

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This uncommon species is also known as the Lesser Spotted Eagle. It inhabits inland wetlands and open forest regions of India, Nepal, Myanmar, and Cambodia, from the sea level up to 1,000m. It forages on rodents, frogs, and birds. This species has possibly undergone extirpation from Bangladesh and Pakistan (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:
 

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of  2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to human encroachments. Major threats are yet unknown (BirdLife International 2016).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra111111
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111112
BirdLife International 2016. Clanga hastata . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22729779A95021573. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22729779A95021573.en. Accessed on 06 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Clanga hastata (Lesson, 1831) – Indian Spotted Eagle. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/clanga-hastata, accessed 2024/06/25.