Coracina holopolia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Coracina holopolia
Species Authority: (Sharpe, 1888)
Common Name(s):
English Solomons Cuckooshrike, Solomon Islands Cuckooshrike, Black-bellied Cicadabird

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Symes, A. & Butchart, S.
Contributor(s): Dutson, G. & Scofield, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Dutson, G., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A.
This naturally scarce species may not tolerate degraded forest; it has a moderately small population and as logging operations increase within its range it is likely to suffer a moderately rapid population reduction. It consequently is classified as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Coracina holopolia is endemic to Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and six islands in the Solomons Islands. It is generally scarce, although most common in the hills. Its tolerance of logged and degraded forest is poorly known (Cain and Galbraith 1956, Schodde 1977, Coates 1990, Webb 1992, Buckingham et al. 1995, Schofield in litt. 1995, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1998).

Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally rather scarce but common on Bougainville and Buka islands (del Hoyo et al. 2005).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occupies the canopy of hill and lowland forest from sea-level to 950 m.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Lowland forest throughout the region is threatened by increasingly widespread logging, but as a large proportion of this species's population appears to inhabit forest unsuitable for logging, it is probably declining only relatively slowly.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor populations at known sites. Study its tolerance of degraded forest. Protect primary lowland and hill forest at suitable sites where it is known to occur.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Coracina holopolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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