Haliaeetus leucoryphus (Pallas, 1771) - Pallas's Fish Eagle

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Ring-tailed Fishing Eagle.
 
This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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This rare species is also known as the Ring-tailed Fishing Eagle. It inhabits the inland wetlands, from the lower level up to 5,000m. It is migratory, breeding in India (mainly in Uttarakhand and Assam) and wintering in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Russia. This species may be possibly extinct in Thailand and Iran (BirdLife International 2018). 


Conservation Status:

 

 

 

 

 

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 1,000-2,499 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2018).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam41
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal
Total4111
BirdLife International 2018. Haliaeetus leucoryphus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22695130A131934599. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22695130A131934599.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Haliaeetus leucoryphus (Pallas, 1771) – Pallas's Fish 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/haliaeetus-leucoryphus, accessed 2024/06/25.