LC
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Ceblepyris caesius (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Coracina caesia.

 

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 12,000,000 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) 4.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common in the north of its range and uncommon in the south (Keith et al. 1992).

Trend justification:

The species 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
Burundi N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Equatorial Guinea N Extant Yes
Eswatini N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
South Africa N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burundi Kibira National Park
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Kabobo
Cameroon Mount Oku
Cameroon Mbi Crater Faunal Reserve - Mbingo forest
Cameroon Mount Mbam
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve
Cameroon Mont Manengouba
Cameroon Bakossi mountains
Cameroon Mont Nlonako
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve
Cameroon Mount Kupe
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge
Kenya Aberdare Mountains
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest
Kenya Mount Kenya
Kenya Taita Hills Forests
Kenya Nairobi National Park
Kenya Cherangani Hills
Kenya Masai Mara
Kenya Mau forest complex
Kenya North Nandi forest
Kenya South Nandi forest
Kenya South Nguruman
Kenya Kakamega forest
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya)
Malawi Thyolo Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Malawi Hills Forest Reserve
Mozambique Changelane river gorge
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique)
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park
Mozambique Mount Chiperone
Nigeria Obudu Plateau
Rwanda Volcans National Park
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Kidepo
Eswatini Malolotja Nature Reserve
Eswatini Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests
Tanzania Nguru Mountains
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains
Uganda Echuya Forest Reserve
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas
South Africa Soutpansberg
South Africa Wolkberg Forest Belt
South Africa Blyde River Canyon
South Africa Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests
South Africa Kaapsehoop
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve
South Africa Grasslands
South Africa Ndumo Game Reserve
South Africa Kosi Bay system
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps
South Africa Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve
South Africa Maloti Drakensberg Park
South Africa Ngoye Forest Reserve
South Africa Entumeni Nature Reserve
South Africa Dhlinza Forest Nature Reserve
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests
South Africa Karkloof Nature Reserve
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
South Africa Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
South Africa Mkhambati Nature Reserve
South Africa Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve
South Africa Katberg - Readsdale forest complex
South Africa Amatole Forest Complex
South Africa Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex
South Africa Woody Cape Section: Addo Elephant National Park
South Africa Tsitsikama - Plettenberg Bay
South Africa Outeniqua mountains
South Africa Langeberg Mountains
South Africa Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves
Zimbabwe Chirinda Forest
Burundi Kigwena Forest Nature Reserve
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range
Tanzania Greater Mahale
Mozambique Mount Mabu

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ceblepyris caesius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.