Sumatran Ground-cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis

Sumatran Ground-cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis

Sumatran Ground-cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis

Critically Endangered

Location: Sumatra, Indonesia

The Sumatran Ground-cuckoo is a poorly known terrestrial forest bird is thought to have an extremely small and declining population, and as such they qualify as Critically Endangered, although further information might warrant a reassessment of their status. This species is endemic to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, where they are only known from eight specimens and a recent series of sightings, the majority of which have come from the Barisan Mountains in the southern half of the island (BirdLife International 2001).

#Deforestation in #Sumatra for #agriculture and #palmoil are the biggest threat to the critically endangered Sumatran Ground-cuckoo, a terrestrial forest bird that’s rare and poorly known. Support this beautiful bird #Boycott4Wildlife

Deforestation has been extensive on Sumatra and this is probably the main threat. At least two-thirds to four-fifths of original lowland forest cover and at least one-third of montane forest have been lost, primarily to agricultural encroachment by shifting cultivators, which is currently affecting large areas of lower montane forest, even within protected areas.

Deforestation has been extensive on Sumatra and this is probably the main threat to the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo

IUCN Red List

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Further Information

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BirdLife International. 2017. Carpococcyx viridis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22724459A112393882. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22724459A112393882.en. Downloaded on 21 January 2021.


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