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Western Wattled Cuckooshrike Campephaga lobata

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
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 343,000 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 1997
Population trend Decreasing medium -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.6 - - -
Population justification: In Liberia, the population has been estimated at a minimum of 20,000 pairs (Gatter 1997), and thus the total population has been placed in the range 20,000-49,999 individuals, however the number given for Liberia may be a significant overestimate (J. Lindsell in litt. 2012), in part because the species may be absent from apparently suitable forest, and the overall population may have experienced serious declines over the past three generations (14 years). New data are therefore much needed required to refine this population estimate.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be declining in line with high rates of forest clearance within the species's range. A population decline was evident in Gola Forest by 1988-1989 (Allport et al. 1989), and the species was seen twice during extensive surveys in 2007 (F. Dowsett-Lemaire and R.J. Dowsett per E. Klop in litt. 2007) and not since, in contrast to the 1970s, when it was seen quite frequently (J. Lindsell in litt. 2007, 2012). Reasons for the apparent decline in Gola are unknown as there are no obvious changes in forest structure (J. Lindsell in litt. 2012).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
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 Tai National Park and Nzo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen site factsheet
Liberia Grebo site factsheet
Liberia Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming 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: (large scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Campephaga lobata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014.

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 Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes)
Species name author (Temminck, 1824)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 343,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change