Banded Ground-cuckoo Neomorphus radiolosus

Family: Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

Authority: Sclater & Salvin, 1878

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species occurs at very low population densities and is often absent even from seemingly appropriate habitat; overall it is considered to have a very small and fragmented population that is isolated in small subpopulations. In most of its range, habitat loss and degradation are proceeding rapidly, indicating that there are significant and ongoing declines in range and population. Locally it is opportunistically hunted for food. This combination of factors has led to its uplisting to Endangered.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Jocotoco Foundation

Population size: 600-1700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 58,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Neomorphus radiolosus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/banded-ground-cuckoo-neomorphus-radiolosus on 30/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/11/2023.