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Carpococcyx viridis (Sumatran Ground Cuckoo)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Sumatran ground cuckoo (Carpococcyx viridis) is a large, about 55 cm (22 in) long, long-tailed terrestrial species of cuckoo. It has a green upperparts plumage with black crown, green bill and legs, bluish green bare orbital skin and brown below. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Bornean ground cuckoo. An Indonesian endemic, the Sumatran ground cuckoo is distributed to rainforests of southern Sumatra. Before it was rediscovered and photographed in 1997 by Andjar Rafiastanto, this elusive species was known only from eight specimens.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Carpococcyx viridis

EDGE Analysis

This forest dwelling bird is endemic to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is only found in sub-montane and montane forest along the southern Barisan Mountain range, where it is estimated that there are 70-400 individuals. Whilst little is known about the species it may well be in decline due, primarily, to deforestation. There are currently a number of protected sites within the Barisan Mountains some of which overlap with the range of the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 21.1544
EDGE Score: 5.87063
View EDGE Record: Carpococcyx viridis


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  100 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Sumatran lowland rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park II 836773 Sumatra, Indonesia  
Gunung Leuser National Park II 2203368 Sumatra, Indonesia
Kerinci Seblat National Park II 3463483 Sumatra, Indonesia  
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra World Heritage Site 6412694 Indonesia      

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand Yes

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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