List of least concern birds

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5 extinct in the wild avian species (0.05%)223 critically endangered avian species (2%)460 endangered avian species (4.2%)798 vulnerable avian species (7.2%)1,001 near threatened avian species (9.1%)8,460 least concern avian species (76.9%)52 data deficient avian species (0.4%)Circle frame.svg
Avian species (IUCN, 2020-3)
  • 10,999 extant species have been evaluated
  • 10,947 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 9,461 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1,481 to 1,533 are threatened[c]
  • 164 to 183 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 159 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 5 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 19 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]

  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

As of December 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 8460 least concern avian species.[1] 76.9% of all evaluated avian species are listed as least concern. No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of least concern 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]

Procellariiformes includes petrels and albatrosses. There are 54 species in the order Procellariiformes assessed as least concern.

Procellariids[edit]

Oceanitids[edit]

Storm petrels[edit]

Gruiformes[edit]

There are 98 species in the order Gruiformes assessed as least concern.

Cranes[edit]

Rallids[edit]

Other Gruiformes species[edit]

Grebes[edit]

Bustards[edit]

Parrots[edit]

There are 226 parrot species assessed as least concern.

Cockatoos[edit]

Psittacids[edit]

Ciconiiformes[edit]

Suliformes[edit]

There are 34 species in the order Suliformes assessed as least concern.

Frigatebirds[edit]

Cormorants[edit]

Sulids[edit]

The gannets and boobies

Darters[edit]

Pigeons and doves[edit]

Pelecaniformes[edit]

There are 82 species in the order Pelecaniformes assessed as least concern.

Threskiornithids[edit]

Herons[edit]

Pelicans[edit]

Hamerkops[edit]

Galliformes[edit]

There are 186 species in the order Galliformes assessed as least concern.

Cracids[edit]

Megapodes[edit]

Phasianids[edit]

New World quails[edit]

Guineafowl species[edit]

Struthioniformes[edit]

There are 38 species in the order Struthioniformes assessed as least concern.

Tinamous[edit]

Other Struthioniformes species[edit]

Bucerotiformes[edit]

Bucerotiformes includes hornbills, hoopoe and wood hoopoes. There are 46 species in the order Bucerotiformes assessed as least concern.

Hoopoes[edit]

Hornbills[edit]

Wood hoopoes[edit]

Accipitriformes[edit]

Accipitriformes includes most of the diurnal birds of prey. There are 163 species in the order Accipitriformes assessed as least concern.

Accipitrids[edit]

Ospreys[edit]

Anseriformes[edit]

There are 126 species in the order Anseriformes assessed as least concern.

Anatids[edit]

Screamers[edit]

Anseranatids[edit]

New World vultures[edit]

Owls[edit]

There are 160 owl species assessed as least concern.

Barn-owls[edit]

Strigidae[edit]

Charadriiformes[edit]

There are 276 species in the order Charadriiformes assessed as least concern.

Oystercatchers[edit]

Auks[edit]

Sandpipers[edit]

Buttonquails[edit]

Recurvirostrids[edit]

Charadriids[edit]

Glareolids[edit]

Gulls[edit]

Stone-curlews[edit]

Jacanas[edit]

Skuas[edit]

Other Charadriiformes species[edit]

Falconiformes[edit]

Coraciiformes[edit]

Coraciiformes includes kingfishers and bee-eaters. There are 137 species in the order Coraciiformes assessed as least concern.

Ground rollers[edit]

Alcedinidae[edit]

Motmots[edit]

Rollers[edit]

Bee-eaters[edit]

Todies[edit]

Passerines[edit]

There are 4808 passerine species assessed as least concern.

Monarch flycatchers[edit]

Finches[edit]

Pittas[edit]

Formicariids[edit]

White-eyes[edit]

Mimids[edit]

Broadbills[edit]

Nuthatches[edit]

Cotingas[edit]

Vangas[edit]

Thrushes[edit]

Starlings[edit]

Drongos[edit]

Corvids[edit]

Tapaculos[edit]

Bushshrikes[edit]

Antbirds[edit]

Icterids[edit]

New World warblers[edit]

Ovenbirds[edit]

Sylviids[edit]

Emberizids[edit]

Shrikethrushes[edit]

Old World babblers[edit]

Wrens[edit]

Old World orioles[edit]

Leafbirds[edit]

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Ploceids[edit]

Bird-of-paradise species[edit]

Malurids[edit]

Gnatcatchers[edit]

Motacillids[edit]

Bulbuls[edit]

Tanagers[edit]

Flowerpeckers[edit]

Manakins[edit]

Cuckooshrikes[edit]

Swallows[edit]

Tyrant flycatchers[edit]

Larks[edit]

Rhipidurids[edit]

Woodcreepers[edit]

Vireos[edit]

Cardinals[edit]

Sunbirds[edit]

Honeyeaters[edit]

Cisticolids[edit]

Shrikes[edit]

Wattle-eyes[edit]

Estrildid finches[edit]

Acanthizids[edit]

Petroicids[edit]

Rail-babbler species[edit]

Waxwings[edit]

Bowerbirds[edit]

Treecreepers[edit]

Tits[edit]

Pachycephalids[edit]

Accentors[edit]

Sparrows[edit]

Aegithalids[edit]

Viduids[edit]

Penduline tits[edit]

Artamids[edit]

Cinclosomatids[edit]

Australasian treecreepers[edit]

Gnateaters[edit]

Cracticids[edit]

Orthonychids[edit]

Melanocharitids[edit]

Australo-Papuan babblers[edit]

Reguliids[edit]

Other passerine species[edit]

Caprimulgiformes[edit]

There are 491 species in the order Caprimulgiformes assessed as least concern.

Owlet-nightjars[edit]

Frogmouths[edit]

Hummingbirds[edit]

Nightjars[edit]

Swifts[edit]

Treeswifts[edit]

Potoos[edit]

Oilbirds[edit]

Cuckoos[edit]

Trogons[edit]

Piciformes[edit]

There are 404 species in the order Piciformes assessed as least concern.

Capitonids[edit]

Semnornithids[edit]

Toucans[edit]

Woodpeckers[edit]

Jacamars[edit]

Honeyguides[edit]

Megalaimids[edit]

Puffbirds[edit]

Lybiids[edit]