South Island Kokako Callaeas cinereus

Family: Callaeidae (New Zealand wattlebirds)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1788)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
The last confirmed records of the species were in 2007, and it is considered by some to be extinct. If it is still extant, it is thought to have an extremely small population. Therefore, it is listed as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).

Population size: 0-49 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Country endemic: yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Callaeas cinereus. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.