LC
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,210,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. However, the species is reported to be sparsely distributed but locally common (del Hoyo et al. 1997).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Namibia N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Caconda
Angola Cameia National Park
Angola Cangandala National Park
Angola Cuango
Angola Cuelei
Angola Cutato
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve
Botswana Chobe National Park
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river
Botswana Okavango Delta
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Marungu highlands
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Upemba National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kundelungu National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lufira valley
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands
Namibia Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river
Tanzania Moyowosi - Kigosi Game Reserves
Tanzania Kagera swamps
Tanzania Kilombero Valley
Tanzania Lake Rukwa
Tanzania Usangu flats
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area
Zambia Chitunta Plain
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area
Zambia Liuwa Plain National Park
Zambia Barotse Floodplains
Zambia Sioma Ngwezi National Park
Zambia Machile
Zambia Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Batoka Gorge
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area
Zambia Kafue Flats
Zambia Kafue National Park
Zambia Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Zambia North Swaka
Zambia Lukanga Swamp
Zambia Chisamba
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu
Zambia Kasanka National Park
Zambia Bangweulu Swamps
Zambia Luapula Mouth
Zambia Kalungwishi
Zambia Mweru Wantipa National Park
Zambia Saise River
Zambia Uningi Pans
Zambia Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area
Zambia Simungoma
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness
Zambia Minyanya Plain
Zambia Lusenga Plain National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Shrub Dominated Wetlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1250 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Centropus cupreicaudus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/06/2022.