Cocos Cuckoo Coccyzus ferrugineus

Family: Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

Authority: Gould, 1843

Red List Category

Criteria: D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a very small range and population. Introduced herbivores are degrading forests in its range, but it appears to tolerate some habitat modification and there is (as yet) no evidence of a decline in its range or population. Regular surveys are required so that trend data can be collected, and if it is found to be in decline it may warrant uplisting to Critically Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 30 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Coccyzus ferrugineus. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.