Pogoniulus makawai

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

The Pogoniulus makawai is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

Range & population Pogoniulus makawai is judged to be a rare, relict species which remains known only from the type-specimen, collected in 1964 at Mayau in north-western Zambia3, despite repeated attempts to relocate the taxon1. Another possibility is that the type specimen was collected in riverine forest along the Mayau River, in which case the species may occupy a more restricted habitat4. Alternatively the type specimen was a straggler from somewhat different habitats in adjacent Angola4. More

locality (and only one known) of Pogoniulus makawai, lies on the western boundary of the site. This locality therefore remains the most likely area of occurrence for the species, if it is a valid taxon. A wide range of Zambezian biome endemics occur at the site and, among the other species of global conservation concern (apart from Pogoniulus makawai), Grus carunculatus is regular and almost certainly breeds, and Gallinago media is a non-breeding visitor in moderate numbers, while Egretta vinaceigula is only a vagrant. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Genus : Pogoniulus
Species : makawai
Authority : Benson & Irwin, 1965