Spilornis elgini (Blyth, 1863) - Andaman Serpent Eagle

Subspecies in India

 

 

 

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This Indian species is rare. It inhabits evergreen forests and inland wetlands of the Andaman Islands, from the sea level up to 700m. It forages on rodents, snakes, and crustaceans (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservations Status:
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable 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 1,000-4,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to increasing agriculture. Another major threat is hunting which led to low adult survival (BirdLife International 2017).

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
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
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
BirdLife International 2017. Spilornis elgini . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22695323A118207916. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22695323A118207916.en.

Accessed on 06 February 2020.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Spilornis elgini (Blyth, 1863) – Andaman Serpent 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/spilornis-elgini, accessed 2024/06/25.