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List of critically endangered birds

5 extinct in the wild avian species (0.05%)218 critically endangered avian species (2.1%)416 endangered avian species (4.0%)741 vulnerable avian species (7.2%)971 near threatened avian species (9.4%)7872 least concern avian species (77%)61 data deficient avian species (0.59%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Extinct in the wild (EW): 5 species
  •   Critically endangered (CR): 218 species
  •   Endangered (EN): 416 species
  •   Vulnerable (VU): 741 species
  •   Near threatened (NT): 971 species
  •   Least concern (LC): 7,872 species
  •   Data deficient (DD): 61 species
Avian species (IUCN, 2016-2)
  • 10,284 extant species have been evaluated
  • 10,223 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 8843 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1375 to 1436 are threatened[c]
  • 145 to 163 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 140 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 5 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 17 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
Critically Endangered (CR) species face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 218 critically endangered avian species, including 18 which are tagged as possibly extinct or possibly extinct in the wild.[1][2] 2.1% of all evaluated avian species are listed as critically endangered. No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

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.[3] 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."[4]

This is a complete list of critically endangered avian species evaluated by the IUCN. Species considered possibly extinct by the IUCN are marked as such. Where possible common names for taxa are given while links point to the scientific name used by the IUCN.

Contents

ProcellariiformesEdit

GruiformesEdit

("Crane-like")

ParrotsEdit

Pigeons and dovesEdit

PelecaniformesEdit

GalliformesEdit

BucerotiformesEdit

Includes hornbills, hoopoe and wood hoopoes.

AccipitriformesEdit

AnseriformesEdit

OwlsEdit

CharadriiformesEdit

CoraciiformesEdit

PasserinesEdit

CaprimulgiformesEdit

PiciformesEdit

("Woodpecker-like")

Other bird speciesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Table 9: Possibly Extinct and Possibly Extinct in the Wild Species (IUCN Red List version 2016-2)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Limitations of the Data". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "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.