Western Wattled Cuckoo-shrike Lobotos lobatus

Family: Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes)

Authority: (Temminck, 1824)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c

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Justification of Red List category
Despite its apparent adaptation to secondary habitat, this species must be seriously threatened by the massive forest destruction taking place across its range and its population may well be declining rapidly. In addition, apparent declines in the well-preserved Gola Forest are unexplained. The suspected rapid overall decline in population means this species is therefore 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 (2017) Species factsheet: Lobotos lobatus. Downloaded from on 18/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/10/2017.