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Coracina caesia (Grey Cuckooshrike)

Wikipedia Abstract

The grey cuckooshrike (Coracina caesia) is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
9
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
28
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.89711
EDGE Score: 2.18573

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  47 grams
Clutch Size [2]  1

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
East African montane forests Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Zimbabwe montane forest-grassland mosaic Zimbabwe, Mozambique Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Ethiopian montane forests Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands Ethiopia, Eritrea Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Ethiopian montane moorlands Ethiopia Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Knysna-Amatole montane forests South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Montane fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mount Cameroon and Bioko montane forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic Malawi, Mozambique Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic Malawi, Tanzania Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Addo Elephant National Park II 348463 Eastern Cape, South Africa
East Usambara Biosphere Reserve 222395 Tanzania  
Golden Gate Highlands National Park II 28689 Free State, South Africa
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Hlane Royal National Park VI 30892 Swaziland  
Hwange National Park II 3651385 Zimbabwe  
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Kakamega Forest Reseve Forest Reserve 44820 Kenya
Katavi National Park II 1054210 Tanzania
Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve IV 554 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Kitumbeine Local Authority Forest Reserve   Tanzania      
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve IV 1452 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Lake Nakuru National Park II 46472 Kenya  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Malolotja Nature Reserve IV 42044 Swaziland  
Mariannwood Nature Reserve   South Africa      
Mlawula Nature Reserve IV 46444 Swaziland  
Nairobi National Park II 16444 Kenya
New Germany Nature Reserve 272 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
North Park Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve IV 104 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Pigeon Valley Nature Reserve 25 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa      
Roosfontein Nature Reserve 519 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve 5696026 Tanzania  
Shongweni Resources Reserve 42008 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Silverglen Nature Reserve 566 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Takamanda National Park II 167041 Cameroon  
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  
Uluguru Forest Reserves   Tanzania      
Wilderness National Park II 5929 Western Cape, South Africa  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Aberdare Mountains Kenya A1, A2, A3
Alexandria coastal belt South Africa A1, A2, A3
Amatole forest complex South Africa A1, A2, A3
Bakossi mountains Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Blue Swallow Natural Heritage Site South Africa A1, A2, A3
Blyde river canyon South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Bururi Forest Nature Reserve Burundi A1, A2, A3
Bvumba Highlands Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Changelane river gorge Mozambique A1, A2, A3
Cherangani Hills Kenya A3
Chimanimani Mountains Mozambique A1, A2, A3
Chimanimani Mountains Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Chirinda Forest Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Dhlinza Forest Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3
Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserves South Africa A1, A2, A3
East Usambara Mountains Tanzania A1, A2, A3
Echuya Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A2, A3
Entumeni Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3
Forests west of Lake Edward Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Gorongosa Mountain and National Park Mozambique A1, A2, A3
Grassland Biosphere Reserve (proposed) South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Haroni: Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves Swaziland A2, A3
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park South Africa A1, A2, A3
Imatong mountains Sudan A1, A3
Itombwe Mountains Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kakamega forest Kenya A1, A2, A3
Karkloof Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3
Katberg: Readsdale forest complex South Africa A1, A2, A3
Kibira National Park Burundi A1, A2, A3
Kidepo Sudan A3
Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Kikuyu Escarpment forest Kenya A1, A2, A3
Kosi Bay system South Africa A1, A2, A3
Kouga: Baviaanskloof complex South Africa A1, A2, A3
Kruger National Park and adjacent areas South Africa A1, A3, A4i
KwaZulu-Natal mistbelt forests South Africa A1, A2, A3
Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Lake St Lucia and Mkuze swamps South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Livingstone Mountains forests Tanzania A1, A2, A3
Mac-Mac escarpment and forests South Africa A1, A2, A3
Mahali Mountain National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3
Malawi Hills Forest Reserve Malawi A3
Malolotja Nature Reserve Swaziland A1, A2, A3
Masai Mara Kenya A1, A2
Mau forest complex Kenya A3
Mbi Crater Faunal Reserve: Mbingo forest Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mkambati Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Mkuzi Game Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4i
Mont Manengouba Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mont Nlonako Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mount Chiperone Mozambique A1, A2, A3
Mount Elgon Kenya A1, A2, A3
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda A2, A3
Mount Kabobo Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Mount Kenya Kenya A1, A2, A3
Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania A1, A2, A3
Mount Kupe Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mount Mbam Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mount Oku Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Nairobi National Park Kenya A1, A2, A4ii
Natal Drakensberg Park South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii
Ndumo Game Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Ngoye Forest Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3
Nguru Mountains Tanzania A1, A2, A3
North Nandi forest Kenya A1, A2, A3
Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley Zimbabwe A1, A2, A3
Nyungwe National Park Rwanda A1, A2, A3
Obudu Plateau Nigeria A1, A2, A3
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3
Outeniqua mountains South Africa A1, A2, A3
Rwenzori Mountains National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Songimvelo Game Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3
South Nandi forest Kenya A1, A3
South Nguruman Kenya A1, A2
Southern Langeberg mountains South Africa A1, A2, A3
Soutpansberg South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Taita Hills Forests Kenya A1, A2
Thyolo Mountain Forest Reserve Malawi A1, A2, A3
Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa A1, A2, A3
Uluguru Mountains Tanzania A1, A2, A3
Umlalazi Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A3
Umtamvuna Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Virunga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Volcans National Park Rwanda A1, A2, A3
West Usambara Mountains Tanzania A1, A2, A3
Wilderness: Sedgefield lakes complex South Africa A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Wolkberg forest belt South Africa A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acridotheres tristis (Common Myna)1
Andropadus importunus (Sombre Greenbul)1
Arizelocichla milanjensis (Stripe-cheeked Greenbul)1
Arizelocichla tephrolaema (Western Greenbul)1
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)1
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)1
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)1
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Columba larvata (Lemon Dove)1
Columba livia (Rock Pigeon)1
Dicrurus adsimilis (Fork-tailed Drongo)1
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)1
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)1
Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Starling)1
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)1
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling)1
Onychognathus morio (Red-winged Starling)1
Onychognathus walleri (Waller's Starling)1
Oriolus larvatus (Black-headed Oriole)1
Oriolus oriolus (Eurasian Golden Oriole)1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)1
Parus niger (Southern Black Tit)1
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)1
Pica pica (Eurasian Magpie)1
Pogoniulus pusillus (Red-fronted Tinkerbird)1
Psittacula krameri (Rose-ringed Parakeet)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)1
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)1
Rousettus amplexicaudatus (Geoffroy's rousette)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)1
Tauraco livingstonii (Livingstone's Turaco)1
Tauraco schalowi (Schalow's Turaco)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)1
Turdus olivaceus (Olive Thrush)1
Zosterops pallidus (Cape White-eye)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)1

Range Map

Takamanda Forest Reserve;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Keith, S., Urban, EK, Fry, HC (1992) The Birds of Africa, Vol. IV. Academic Press, London 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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