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Clanga hastata (Lesson, 1831) – Indian Spotted Eagle

Taxonomic Notes:

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

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

BirdLife International 2016. Clanga hastata . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22729779A95021573. Accessed on 06 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Clanga hastata (Lesson, 1831) – Indian Spotted Eagle. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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