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The world's most endangered cuckoos and turacos


Chart: conservation status of the world's cuckoos and turacos
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's cuckoos and turacos


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
CUCULIDAECoua delalandeiDelalande's Coua, Snail-eating CouaEX
CUCULIDAENannococcyx psixSt Helena CuckooEX
CUCULIDAECarpococcyx viridisSumatran Ground-cuckoo, Sumatran Ground CuckooCRdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus steeriiBlack-hooded Coucal, Steere's CoucalCRdecreasing
CUCULIDAECoccyzus rufigularisBay-breasted Cuckoo, Rufous-breasted CuckooENdecreasing
CUCULIDAENeomorphus radiolosusBanded Ground-cuckoo, Banded Ground Cuckoo, Banded Ground-CuckooENdecreasing
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco bannermaniBannerman's TuracoENdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus chlororhynchusGreen-billed CoucalVUdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus nigrorufusJavan Coucal, Sunda CoucalVUdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus rectunguisShort-toed CoucalVUdecreasing
CUCULIDAECoccyzus ferrugineusCocos CuckooVUstable
CUCULIDAENeomorphus squamigerScaled Ground-cuckoo, Scaled Ground-CuckooVUdecreasing
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalusRed-faced MalkohaVUdecreasing
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco ruspoliiPrince Ruspoli's Turaco, Ruspoli's TuracoVUdecreasing
CUCULIDAECacomantis heinrichiMoluccan CuckooNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAECarpococcyx radiatusBornean Ground-cuckoo, Malay Ground-cuckooNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus chalybeusBiak CoucalNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus unirufusRufous CoucalNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus violaceusViolaceous Coucal, Violet CoucalNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAECoua verreauxiVerreaux's CouaNTstable
CUCULIDAECuculus vagansMoustached Hawk-cuckoo, Moustached Hawk-CuckooNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus diardiBlack-bellied MalkohaNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus sumatranusChestnut-bellied MalkohaNTdecreasing
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco fischeriFischer's TuracoNTdecreasing
CUCULIDAECacomantis castaneiventrisChestnut-breasted CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECacomantis flabelliformisFan-tailed CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECacomantis merulinusPlaintive CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECacomantis passerinusGrey-bellied CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECacomantis sepulcralisRusty-breasted CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECacomantis sonneratiiBanded Bay CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECacomantis variolosusBrush CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECaliechthrus leucolophusWhite-crowned KoelLCstable
CUCULIDAECarpococcyx renauldiCoral-billed Ground-cuckoo, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Coral-billed Ground-CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus andamanensisAndaman Coucal, Brown CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus anselliGabon Coucal, Gaboon CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus ateralbusPied CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus bengalensisLesser CoucalLCincreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus bernsteiniBlack-billed Coucal, Lesser Black CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus celebensisBay CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus cupreicaudusCoppery-tailed CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus goliathGoliath CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus grilliiAfrican Black Coucal, Black CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus leucogasterBlack-throated CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus melanopsBlack-faced CoucalLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECentropus menbekiGreater Black Coucal, Ivory-billed CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus miloBuff-headed CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus monachusBlue-headed CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus phasianinusPheasant CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus senegalensisSenegal CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus sinensisGreater CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus spilopterusKai CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus superciliosusBurchell's Coucal, White-browed CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus toulouMadagascar Black Coucal, Madagascar Coucal, Malagasy CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECentropus viridisPhilippine CoucalLCstable
CUCULIDAECercococcyx mechowiDusky Long-tailed CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECercococcyx montanusBarred Long-tailed CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECercococcyx olivinusOlive Long-tailed CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECeuthmochares aereusGreen Coucal, Green Malkoha, YellowbillLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx basalisHorsfield's Bronze-cuckoo, Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo, Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx capriusDideric Cuckoo, Didric Cuckoo, Diederik CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx crassirostrisPied Bronze-cuckoo, Pied Bronze Cuckoo, Pied Bronze-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx cupreusAfrican Emerald Cuckoo, Emerald CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx flavigularisYellow-throated Cuckoo, Yellow-throated Green CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx klaasKlaas's CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx lucidusShining Bronze-cuckoo, Shining Bronze Cuckoo, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Shining CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx maculatusAsian Emerald CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx meyeriWhite-eared Bronze-cuckoo, White-eared Bronze Cuckoo, White-eared Bronze-CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx minutillusLittle Bronze-cuckoo, Little Bronze Cuckoo, Little Bronze-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx osculansBlack-eared CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx ruficollisRufous-throated Bronze-cuckoo, Rufous-throated Bronze Cuckoo, Rufous-throated Bronze-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx russatusGould's Bronze-cuckoo, Gould's Bronze-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEChrysococcyx xanthorhynchusViolet CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEClamator coromandusChestnut-winged CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEClamator glandariusGreat Spotted CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEClamator jacobinusJacobin Cuckoo, Pied CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEClamator levaillantiiLevaillant's Cuckoo, Striped CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccycua cinereaAsh-colored Cuckoo, Ash-coloured CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccycua minutaLittle CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECoccycua pumilaDwarf CuckooLCincreasing
CUCULIDAECoccyzus americanusYellow-billed CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECoccyzus erythropthalmusBlack-billed CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECoccyzus euleriPearly-breasted CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus lansbergiGray-capped Cuckoo, Grey-capped CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus longirostrisHispaniolan Lizard-cuckoo, Hispaniolan Lizard-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus melacoryphusDark-billed CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus merliniGreat Lizard-cuckoo, Great Lizard-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus minorMangrove CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus pluvialisChestnut-bellied CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus vetulaJamaican Lizard-cuckoo, Jamaican Lizard-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECoccyzus vieillotiPuerto Rican Lizard-cuckoo, Puerto Rican Lizard-CuckooLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAECorythaeola cristataGreat Blue TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAECorythaixoides concolorGrey Go-away-bird, Grey LourieLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAECorythaixoides leucogasterWhite-bellied Go-away-bird, White-bellied Go-away BirdLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAECorythaixoides personatusBare-faced Go-away-bird, Bare-faced Go-away BirdLCstable
CUCULIDAECoua caeruleaBlue CouaLCstable
CUCULIDAECoua coquereliCoquerel's CouaLCstable
CUCULIDAECoua cristataCrested CouaLCstable
CUCULIDAECoua cursorRunning CouaLCstable
CUCULIDAECoua gigasGiant CouaLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECoua reynaudiiRed-fronted CouaLCstable
CUCULIDAECoua ruficepsRed-capped CouaLCstable
CUCULIDAECoua serrianaRed-breasted CouaLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAECrinifer piscatorWestern Grey Plantain-eater, Western Plantain-eaterLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAECrinifer zonurusEastern Grey Plantain-eater, Eastern Plantain-eaterLCstable
CUCULIDAECrotophaga aniSmooth-billed AniLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECrotophaga majorGreater AniLCstable
CUCULIDAECrotophaga sulcirostrisGroove-billed AniLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECuculus canorusCommon Cuckoo, Cuckoo, European CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAECuculus clamosusBlack CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus crassirostrisSulawesi Cuckoo, Sulawesi Hawk-cuckoo, Sulawesi Hawk-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus fugaxHodgson's Hawk-cuckoo, Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus gularisAfrican Cuckoo, African Grey CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus lepidusSunda Cuckoo, Sunda Lesser CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus micropterusIndian CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus optatusOriental CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus pallidusPalid Cuckoo, Pallid CuckooLCincreasing
CUCULIDAECuculus poliocephalusLesser CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus rochiiMadagascar Cuckoo, Madagascar Lesser CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus saturatusHimalayan Cuckoo, Oriental CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus solitariusRed-chested CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus sparverioidesLarge Hawk-cuckoo, Large Hawk-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAECuculus variusCommon Hawk-cuckoo, Common Hawk-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEDromococcyx pavoninusPavonine CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEDromococcyx phasianellusPheasant CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEEudynamys melanorhynchusBlack-billed KoelLCstable
CUCULIDAEEudynamys orientalisAustralian Koel, Eastern KoelLCstable
CUCULIDAEEudynamys scolopaceusAsian KoelLCstable
CUCULIDAEEudynamys taitensisLong-tailed Cuckoo, Long-tailed KoelLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAEGeococcyx californianusGreater RoadrunnerLCstable
CUCULIDAEGeococcyx veloxLesser RoadrunnerLCstable
CUCULIDAEGuira guiraGuira CuckooLCincreasing
CUCULIDAEMicrodynamis parvaDwarf KoelLCstable
CUCULIDAEMorococcyx erythropygusLesser Ground-cuckoo, Lesser Ground Cuckoo, Lesser Ground-CuckooLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAEMusophaga rossaeLady Ross's Turaco, Ross's TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAEMusophaga violaceaViolet TuracoLCstable
CUCULIDAENeomorphus geoffroyiRufous-vented Ground-cuckoo, Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo, Rufous-vented Ground-CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAENeomorphus pucheraniiRed-billed Ground-cuckoo, Red-billed Ground Cuckoo, Red-billed Ground-CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAENeomorphus rufipennisRufous-winged Ground-cuckoo, Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo, Rufous-winged Ground-CuckooLCdecreasing
OPISTHOCOMIDAEOpisthocomus hoazinHoatzinLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAEPachycoccyx audebertiThick-billed CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus calyorhynchusYellow-billed MalkohaLCstable
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus chlorophaeusRaffles's MalkohaLCstable
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus cumingiScale-feathered MalkohaLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus curvirostrisChestnut-breasted MalkohaLCstable
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus javanicusRed-billed MalkohaLCstable
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus leschenaultiiSirkeer MalkohaLCstable
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus superciliosusRed-crested MalkohaLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus tristisGreen-billed MalkohaLCstable
CUCULIDAEPhaenicophaeus viridirostrisBlue-faced MalkohaLCstable
CUCULIDAEPiaya cayanaSquirrel CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAEPiaya melanogasterBlack-bellied CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAERhamphomantis megarhynchusLong-billed CuckooLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAERuwenzorornis johnstoniRuwenzori TuracoLCstable
CUCULIDAEScythrops novaehollandiaeChannel-billed CuckooLCstable
CUCULIDAESurniculus lugubrisAsian Drongo-Cuckoo, Drongo CuckooLCdecreasing
CUCULIDAETapera naeviaStriped CuckooLCincreasing
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco corythaixKnysna Lourie, Knysna TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco erythrolophusRed-crested TuracoLCdecreasing
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco hartlaubiHartlaub's TuracoLCdecreasing
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco leucolophusWhite-crested TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco leucotisWhite-cheeked TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco livingstoniiLivingstone's TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco macrorhynchusVerreaux's Turaco, Yellow-billed TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco persaGuinea TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco porphyreolophusPurple-crested TuracoLCdecreasing
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco schalowiSchalow's TuracoLCstable
MUSOPHAGIDAETauraco schuettiBlack-billed TuracoLCstable


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.





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