CR (PE)
South Island Kokako Callaeas cinereus



Family: Callaeidae (New Zealand wattlebirds)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1788)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species was last seen in 2007, and is considered by some to be extinct. If it is still extant, it is thought to have an extremely small population, which may be declining as a result of invasive predators. Therefore, it is listed as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).



Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Callaeas cinereus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2018.