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Short-toed Coucal Centropus rectunguis

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable A2c+3c+4c 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Vulnerable
2008 Vulnerable
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Vulnerable
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type continent
shelf island
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,110,000 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 10000-19999 poor Estimated 2000
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 1001-10000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The population size is preliminarily estimated to fall into the band 10,000-19,999 mature individuals. This equates to 15,000-29,999 individuals in total, rounded here to 15,000-30,000 individuals.
Trend justification: Intense logging pressure has led to rapid rates of lowland deforestation across the Sundaic region. As an apparent lowland forest specialist, this species is suspected to be declining rapidly as a result.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Brunei Native Extant Yes      
Indonesia Native Extant Yes      
Malaysia Native Extant Yes      
Thailand Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Brunei Seria Coast site factsheet
Brunei Southern Ladan Hills site factsheet
Indonesia Bukit Bahar-Tajau Pecah site factsheet
Indonesia Bukit Baling site factsheet
Indonesia Gunung Palung site factsheet
Indonesia Gunung Singgalang site factsheet
Indonesia Tanjung Puting site factsheet
Malaysia Belum-Temenggor site factsheet
Malaysia Bintang Range site factsheet
Malaysia Danum Valley Conservation Area site factsheet
Malaysia Endau-Rompin site factsheet
Malaysia Hulu Gombak-Sungai Lalang forest site factsheet
Malaysia Kabili-Sepilok site factsheet
Malaysia Kelabit Highlands site factsheet
Malaysia Kinabatangan floodplain site factsheet
Malaysia Klias peninsula site factsheet
Malaysia Krau Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Kulamba Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Lambir Hills National Park site factsheet
Malaysia Mulu - Buda Protected Area site factsheet
Malaysia Niah National Park site factsheet
Malaysia Panti forest site factsheet
Malaysia Pondok Tanjung Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Sadong-Saribas coast site factsheet
Malaysia Similajau National Park site factsheet
Malaysia South-East Pahang peat swamp forest site factsheet
Malaysia Tabin Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Taman Negara National Park site factsheet
Malaysia Tanjung Datu-Samunsam Protected Area site factsheet
Malaysia Ulu Muda site factsheet
Thailand Bala Sector, Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Thailand Hala Sector, Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary and Bang Lang National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Natural system modifications Fire & fire suppression / Increase in fire frequency/intensity Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Centropus rectunguis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014.

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 Vulnerable
Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Species name author Strickland, 1847
Population size 10000-19999 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,110,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species