Western Wattled Cuckooshrike Lobotos lobatus

Family: Campephagidae (Cuckooshrikes)

Authority: (Temminck, 1824)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
Despite its apparent adaptation to secondary habitat, this species is seriously threatened by the massive forest destruction taking place across its range. Its population may well be declining rapidly. In addition, apparent declines in the well-preserved Gola Forest are unexplained. Due to the suspected rapid overall population decline, this species is classified as Vulnerable.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 432,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Lobotos lobatus. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.