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Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 9,840,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 9,840,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 58,000-77,000 breeding pairs, equating to 174,000-231,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 5-24% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 500,000-5,000,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Algeria Native Extant        
Angola Native Extant        
Austria Vagrant Extant        
Bahrain Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Belgium Vagrant Extant        
Benin Vagrant Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vagrant Extant        
Botswana Native Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes      
Burkina Faso Native Extant        
Burundi Vagrant Extant        
Cameroon Native Extant        
Central African Republic Native Extant        
Chad Native Extant        
Congo Vagrant Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant        
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant Yes      
Cyprus Native Extant Yes      
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Djibouti Vagrant Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Equatorial Guinea Vagrant Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Vagrant Extant        
France Native Extant Yes      
Gabon Vagrant Extant        
Gambia Native Extant        
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Ghana Native Extant        
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant        
Greece Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Guinea Native Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Native Extant Yes      
Italy Native Extant Yes      
Jordan Native Extant     Yes  
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes  
Lebanon Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Lesotho Native Extant        
Liberia Native Extant        
Libya Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Malawi Native Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Moldova Vagrant Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant        
Mozambique Native Extant        
Namibia Native Extant        
Netherlands Vagrant Extant        
Niger Native Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant     Yes  
Poland Vagrant Extant        
Portugal Native Extant Yes      
Qatar Vagrant Extant        
Rwanda Native Extant        
Saudi Arabia Native Extant     Yes  
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Seychelles Vagrant Extant        
Sierra Leone Native Extant        
Slovenia Vagrant Extant        
Somalia Native Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
South Sudan Native Extant Yes      
Spain Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant        
Swaziland Native Extant        
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Switzerland Vagrant Extant        
Syria Native Extant     Yes  
Tanzania Native Extant        
Togo Native Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Vagrant Extant        
Uganda Native Extant        
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Yemen Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Zambia Native Extant        
Zimbabwe Native Extant        

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Altitude 500 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Clamator glandarius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 9,840,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change