Campephaga oriolina


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Campephaga oriolina
Species Authority: (Bates, 1909)
Common Name(s):
English Eastern Wattled Cuckooshrike, Oriole Cuckoo-shrike, Eastern Wattled Cuckoo-shrike
French Echenilleur loriot
Lobotos oriolinus oriolinus Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Dowsett-Lemaire, F.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Shutes, S., Symes, A.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Campephaga oriolina is known from the equatorial forests of south Cameroon, Gabon, the Congo (Dowsett-Lemaire 1997), south-west Central African Republic, east and north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo but from a very few sightings throughout this range. A sighting in 1988 from Nigeria is now considered confirmed (though made before it was split from Western Wattled Cuckoo-shrike C. lobata) (Ash et al. 1989, Butchart 2007). Despite its potentially wide range, the species is undoubtedly very rare, but the reasons for this are unclear (F. Dowsett-Lemaire in litt. 1997).

Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon to very rare (del Hoyo et al. 2005).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found at low altitude, inhabiting the tops of mature trees in primary, secondary, and transition forest, and is also recorded from the edge of logged forest in Gabon (Lippens and Wille 1976, Brosset and Erard 1986, Dowsett-Lemaire 1997).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not immediately threatened by habitat loss as it appears to prefer secondary forest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Clarify its distribution, ecological requirements, threats and tolerance of degraded habitats.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Campephaga oriolina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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