Reunion Cuckooshrike Lalage newtoni

Family: Campephagidae (Cuckooshrikes)

Authority: (Pollen, 1866)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v); C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has suffered a continuing decline in the one remaining subpopulation, which is thought to now number c.30 pairs, and it is consequently classified as Critically Endangered. Two thirds of remaining individuals are male, and this ratio has worsened owing to unknown reasons, although introduced predators are implicated. Conservation work appears to have begun to address the gender imbalance but further intervention is required to combat current threats and reverse the continuing decline.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Société d'études ornithologiques de la Réunion (SEOR)

Population size: 66

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 34 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Lalage newtoni. Downloaded from on 26/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/11/2022.