List of endangered birds

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5 extinct in the wild avian species (0.05%)224 critically endangered avian species (2%)469 endangered avian species (4.3%)799 vulnerable avian species (7.3%)1,012 near threatened avian species (9.2%)7,872 least concern avian species (71.7%)56 data deficient avian species (0.5%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Extinct in the wild (EW): 5 species
  •   Critically endangered (CR): 224 species
  •   Endangered (EN): 469 species
  •   Vulnerable (VU): 799 species
  •   Near threatened (NT): 1,012 species
  •   Least concern (LC): 7,872 species
  •   Data deficient (DD): 56 species
Avian species (IUCN, 2016-2)
  • 10,970 extant species have been evaluated
  • 10,914 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 8,884 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1,492 to 1,548 are threatened[c]
  • 156 to 177 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 156 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 5 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 21 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 1 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT and LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species
Endangered (EN) species are considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

As of May 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 469 endangered avian species.[1] 4.0% of all evaluated avian species are listed as endangered. No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

For a species to be considered endangered by the IUCN it must meet certain quantitative criteria which are designed to classify taxa facing "a very high risk of exintction". An even higher risk is faced by critically endangered species, which meet the quantitative criteria for endangered species. Critically endangered birds are listed separately. There are 634 avian species which are endangered or critically endangered.

Additionally 61 avian species (0.59% of those evaluated) are listed as data deficient, meaning there is insufficient information for a full assessment of conservation status. As these species typically have small distributions and/or populations, they are intrinsically likely to be threatened, according to the IUCN.[2] While the category of data deficient indicates that no assessment of extinction risk has been made for the taxa, the IUCN notes that it may be appropriate to give them "the same degree of attention as threatened taxa, at least until their status can be assessed."[3]

This is a complete list of endangered avian species evaluated by the IUCN. Where possible common names for taxa are given while links point to the scientific name used by the IUCN.

Penguins[edit]

Procellariiformes[edit]

Includes petrels and albatrosses.

Gruiformes[edit]

("Crane-like")

Parrots[edit]

There are 40 parrot species assessed as endangered.

Kakapo species[edit]

Cockatoos[edit]

Psittacids[edit]

Ciconiiformes[edit]

Suliformes[edit]

Pigeons and doves[edit]

Pelecaniformes[edit]

("Pelican-like")

Galliformes[edit]

Bucerotiformes[edit]

Includes hornbills, hoopoe and wood hoopoes.

Accipitriformes[edit]

Includes most of the diurnal birds of prey.

Anseriformes[edit]

("Goose-like")

Owls[edit]

Charadriiformes[edit]

Passerines[edit]

Pittas[edit]

Cotingas[edit]

Tyrant flycatchers[edit]

Antbirds[edit]

Tapaculos[edit]

Ovenbirds[edit]

Bushshrikes and allies[edit]

Vangas[edit]

Monarchs[edit]

Crows, jays, magpies, and allies[edit]

Larks[edit]

Cisticolas[edit]

Marsh-warblers[edit]

White-eyes[edit]

Laughingthrushes[edit]

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Weavers[edit]

Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers[edit]

True sparrows[edit]

Grackles, New World blackbirds, and New World orioles[edit]

New World warblers[edit]

True tanagers[edit]

Other Passeriformes[edit]

Caprimulgiformes[edit]

There are 23 species in the order Caprimulgiformes assessed as endangered.

Hummingbirds[edit]

Nightjars[edit]

Swifts[edit]

Piciformes[edit]

("Woodpecker-like")

White-bellied barbet (Lybius leucogaster)

Other bird species[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016-2". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Limitations of the Data". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  3. ^ "2001 Categories & Criteria (version 3.1)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 11 January 2016.