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Icthyophaga ichthyaetus (Horsfield, 1821) – Grey-headed Fish Eagle

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Greater Grey-headed Fish Eagle or Grey-headed Fishing Eagle.

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits shores near slow-moving water bodies in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam. It mostly forages on water snakes and freshwater fish (BirdLife International 2017).

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 10,000-100,000 individuals. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to deleterious mercury deposition, and illegal hunting for meat (BirdLife International 2017).

References:
BirdLife International 2017. Icthyophaga ichthyaetus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22695163A116996769.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22695163A116996769.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Icthyophaga ichthyaetus (Horsfield, 1821) – Grey-headed Fish Eagle. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1112/Icthyophaga-ichthyaetus
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