Aquila gurneyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aquila gurneyi
Species Authority: Gray, 1860
Common Name(s):
English Gurney's Eagle
Spanish Aguila Moluqueña

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Symes, A. & Butchart, S.
Contributor(s): Mack, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A.
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small population which is declining owing to habitat loss.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aquila gurneyi is a wide-ranging species of the Moluccas, Indonesia and New Guinea (Papua, formerly Irian Jaya, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea). There are no estimates of population sizes or trends but in Lakekamu Basin it is sparsely distributed in lowland alluvial forest (A. Mack in litt. 1999).

Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It appears to be widespread in a variety of forested habitats to 1,000 m, although it seems to prefer primary forest, it has been seen to 1,500 m (Coates 1985, Beehler et al. 1986).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It clearly occurs at low population densities and is likely to be declining slowly through habitat loss and degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Survey to determine density and the affect of disturbance. Effectively protect large areas of lowland rainforest.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Aquila gurneyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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