This rare endemic species is found in the Nicobar Islands. It inhabits tropical forests of the islands from the sea level up to 100m. It forages on arthropods and lizards (BirdLife International 2016).
According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-5,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2016).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Accipiter butleri (J.H. Gurney, Jr., 1898) – Nicobar Sparrowhawk. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1102/Accipiter-butleri
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