Icthyophaga humilis (S. Müller & Schlegel, 1841) - Lesser Fish Eagle

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Icthyophaga humilis - Lesser Fish Eagle


 

This species is uncommon. It inhabits wetlands of lowlands and foothills, up to 1,000m in India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In Laos, this species is vulnerable to local extinction (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 10,000-50,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to overfishing, agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2016).
 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
BirdLife International 2016. Icthyophaga humilis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22695156A93493324. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22695156A93493324.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Icthyophaga humilis (S. Müller & Schlegel, 1841) – Lesser 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/icthyophaga-humilis, accessed 2024/06/25.