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Grey Cuckooshrike Coracina caesia

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 905,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common in the north of its range and uncommon in the south (Keith et al. 1992).
Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
South Africa Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Swaziland Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes
Zimbabwe Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve site factsheet
Burundi Kibira National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Bakossi mountains site factsheet
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Mbi Crater Faunal Reserve - Mbingo forest site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Manengouba site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Nlonako site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Kupe site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Mbam site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Oku site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the LaLuama - Katanga - Mount Kabobo site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Kenya Cherangani Hills site factsheet
Kenya Kakamega forest site factsheet
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest site factsheet
Kenya Masai Mara site factsheet
Kenya Mau forest complex site factsheet
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya) site factsheet
Kenya Mount Kenya site factsheet
Kenya Nairobi National Park site factsheet
Kenya North Nandi forest site factsheet
Kenya South Nandi forest site factsheet
Kenya South Nguruman site factsheet
Kenya Taita Hills Forests site factsheet
Malawi Malawi Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Thyolo Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Changelane river gorge site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park site factsheet
Mozambique Mount Chiperone site factsheet
Mozambique Mount Mabu site factsheet
Nigeria Obudu Plateau site factsheet
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park site factsheet
Rwanda Volcans National Park site factsheet
South Africa Alexandria coastal belt site factsheet
South Africa Amatole Forest Complex site factsheet
South Africa Blue Swallow Natural Heritage Site site factsheet
South Africa Blyde River Canyon site factsheet
South Africa Dhlinza Forest Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserves site factsheet
South Africa Entumeni Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Grasslands site factsheet
South Africa Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park site factsheet
South Africa Karkloof Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Katberg - Readsdale forest complex site factsheet
South Africa Kosi Bay system site factsheet
South Africa Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex site factsheet
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas site factsheet
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests site factsheet
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps site factsheet
South Africa Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests site factsheet
South Africa Mkambati Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Ndumo Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Ongoye Forest Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Outeniqua mountains site factsheet
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Southern Langeberg mountains site factsheet
South Africa Soutpansberg site factsheet
South Africa Tsitsikamma National Park site factsheet
South Africa UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park site factsheet
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Umtamvuna Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex site factsheet
South Africa Wolkberg Forest Belt site factsheet
South Sudan Imatong mountains site factsheet
South Sudan Kidepo site factsheet
Swaziland Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves site factsheet
Swaziland Malolotja Nature Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests site factsheet
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania Nguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Echuya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park site factsheet
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chirinda Forest site factsheet
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Coracina caesia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

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 Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes)
Species name author (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 905,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change