IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Carpococcyx radiceus, treated separately from the threatened Sumatran Ground-cuckoo C. viridis, is endemic to the island of Borneo (Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia, and Kalimantan, Indonesia) (BirdLife International 2001), where it is known from at least 49 localities (Long and Collar 2002). This cuckoo is widely regarded as scarce to very rare, but has proved to be widespread and more common in several areas (including secondary habitats and lower hill country) than was previously realised (e.g. Long and Collar 2002). Nevertheless, the most extensive study to date researched the species's ecological and conservation requirements in Sungai Wain Protection Forest, east Kalimantan and obtained just 32 encounters in 44 months of survey effort (Fredriksson and Nijman 2004). Its preference for lowland forest suggests that the species has declined. In 2004, it was known from just nine locations, mostly from single contacts (Fredriksson and Nijman 2004).


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