Madagascar Serpent Eagle

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Madagascar Serpent Eagle is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Madagascar Serpent Eagle Photo by Lily De Roland Arison Madagascar Serpent Eagle Photo by Lily De Roland Arison Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world and 250 km east of Africa, has 23 species of raptors of which 17 and 6 are diurnal and nocturnal species, respectively. Of these 23 species, 13 are endemic to the island. More

This group also includes the Madagascar serpent eagle (Eutriorchis astur), which is one of the most endangered raptors in the world, For many years, it was doubted whether any survived in the wild. Finally, in 990, a dead specimen was positively identified, and in 994, a live Madagascar serpent eagle was caught. The bird's confirmed presence has added even greater urgency to the ongoing struggle to preserve Madagascar's rain forest habitat upon which so many unique animals depend. More

rarest birds in the world: a Madagascar Serpent Eagle, a species that hadn’t been seen in 60 years. “It was the experience of a lifetime,” recalls Thorstrom, who works with the Boise, Idaho-based Peregrine Fund, a birds-of-prey restoration group. “It was about 5:30 in the morning, and I was out learning the trails in an area I was assigned to survey. I heard this vocalization I hadn’t heard before, and then I saw this big raptor fly. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Eutriorchis
Species : astur
Authority : (Sharpe, 1875)