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Centropus toulou

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES CUCULIFORMES CUCULIDAE

Scientific Name: Centropus toulou
Species Authority: (Müller, 1776)
Common Name/s:
English Madagascar Coucal, Malagasy Coucal, Madagascar Black Coucal
French Coucal malgache

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor/s: BirdLife International
Reviewer/s: Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/s: Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N.
Justification:
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Centropus toulou occurs on Madagascar and Aldabra, Seychelles (del Hoyo et al. 1997). The subspecies assumptionis of Seychelles' Assumption Island is extinct, having not been recorded since 1906 (Nicoll 1906).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar; Seychelles
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Centropus toulou. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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