Mountain Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis): Revise global status?

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5 Responses to Mountain Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis): Revise global status?

  1. Tom Li says:

    Decreasing population trend and continuing population decline should be “suspected” instead of “inferred”. “Inferred” is used when variables are in the same type of units e.g. population reduction and trade estimates both refer to number of individuals, while “suspected” is used when variables are in different types of units. In this case, decline in “forest cover” is used to justify population decline, and they are of different unit i.e. area and number of individual, and therefore “suspected” should be used.

  2. Paul Thompson says:

    A few recent records from the furthest SE corner of Bangladesh (not mapped) suggest it may be a very rare resident there, but are the result of increased observer effort. Limited and declining suitable habitat mean that numbers must be very small and it has been categorised as nationally Vulnerable.

  3. Tshering Tobgay says:

    Mountain-hawk Eagle bird species in Bhutan is distributed fairly. From other hawk species, the Mountain-hawk Eagle is more common in Bhutan. The species is also recorded breeding in Bhutan.

  4. Namaste All,
    Mountain Eagle has been freenquently seen in central mid-hills of Nepal like Kathmandu Valley(Phulchowki, Shivapuri, Nagarjun), Annapurna Region( Kande, Ghandruk, Chhomrong etc), Langtang National Park(Dhunche, Goljung). mostly single sighted but two or three tine seen with couple displays. I haven’t not seen any nest but seen the juvinile in Nepal.

  5. During our survey in 2013, 2014, and 2016 in Annapurna Region of Nepal, we recorded only two Mountain Hawk-eagle. According to the studies in Nepal, there is no significant changes in distribution of Mountain Hawk-eagle during pre and post 1990 (Inskipp et al 2016). Population size is still unknown. They might be facing the similar threats as other raptors such as habitat destruction due to developmental construction, extension of road network and unintentional food poisoning. No conservation measures have been carried out targeting to this species. The species has met the criteria Annex 2 a3,c1, therefore, we recommend to upgrade this species from LC to NT.

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