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 Coua ruficeps

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
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 not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 180 g

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Madagascar Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Madagascar Andohahela National Park: Parcel II site factsheet
Madagascar Ankarafantsika National Park and Ampijoroa Forestry Station site factsheet
Madagascar Baly Bay National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Bemamba Wetland Complex site factsheet
Madagascar Bemarivo Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve Parcels I and II site factsheet
Madagascar Cape Sainte Marie Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Kirindy Mitea National Park and surrounding areas site factsheet
Madagascar Kirindy-South Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Mahafaly Plateau Forest complex site factsheet
Madagascar Mahavavy Kinkony Wetland site factsheet
Madagascar Mangoky - Ankazoabo Forest SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Maningoza Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Menabe forest complex site factsheet
Madagascar Menarandra Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Mikea Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Namoroka National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Port Bérgé Wetlands site factsheet
Madagascar Saint Augustin Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Tsimanampetsotsa National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (Bemaraha Tsingy National Park and Strict Nature Reserve IBA) site factsheet
Madagascar Wetlands of the Tsiribihina delta and upper Tsiribihina river site factsheet
Madagascar Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park site factsheet

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Coua ruficeps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014.

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 Not Recognised
Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Species name author G. R. Gray, 1846
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species