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Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster

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 Not Recognised

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 704,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally fairly common,although rare in Togo and uncommon in Ghana (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
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
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Gabon Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Mali Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Niger Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes
Togo Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Bakossi mountains site factsheet
Cameroon Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex site factsheet
Cameroon Korup National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Nlonako site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Kupe site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Yabassi site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Bossematie Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Gueoule and Glo Mountain Forest Reserves site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Tai National Park and Nzo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves site factsheet
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex site factsheet
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park site factsheet
Ghana Atewa Range Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Bia National Park and Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Bosomtwe Range Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Cape Three Points Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Digya National Park site factsheet
Ghana Draw River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Ebi River Shelterbelt Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Jema-Asemkrom Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Ghana Mamiri Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Mount Afadjato - Agumatsa Range forest site factsheet
Ghana Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site site factsheet
Ghana Nsuensa Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Pra-Sushien Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Tano-Anwia Forest Reserve site factsheet
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe site factsheet
Guinea Kounounkan site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Guinea Monts Nimba (part of Mount Nimba transboundary AZE) site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Cantanhez forests site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Rio Tombali, Rio Cumbijã and Ilha de Melo site factsheet
Liberia Cape Mount site factsheet
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen site factsheet
Liberia Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Sapo National Park site factsheet
Liberia Wologizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wonegizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Nigeria Afi River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Biseni forests site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Oban Division site factsheet
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan site factsheet
Nigeria Okomu National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Omo Forest Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Upper Orashi forests site factsheet
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Kambui Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Outamba-Kilimi National Park site factsheet
Sierra Leone Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Centropus leucogaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014.

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 (Leach, 1814)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 704,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species