List of vulnerable birds

As of December 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 800 vulnerable avian species.[1] 7.3% of all evaluated avian species are listed as vulnerable. No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

5 extinct in the wild avian species (0.05%)225 critically endangered avian species (2.1%)461 endangered avian species (4.2%)800 vulnerable avian species (7.3%)1,017 near threatened avian species (9.3%)8,427 least concern avian species (77.1%)53 data deficient avian species (0.5%)Circle frame.svg
Avian species (IUCN, 2019-3)
  • 10,983 extant species have been evaluated
  • 10,930 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 9,444 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1,486 to 1,539 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
Vulnerable (VU) species are considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

For a species to be assessed as vulnerable to extinction the best available evidence must meet quantitative criteria set by the IUCN designed to reflect "a high risk of extinction in the wild". Endangered and critically endangered species also meet the quantitative criteria of vulnerable species, and are listed separately. See: List of endangered birds, List of critically endangered birds. Vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species are collectively referred to as threatened species by the IUCN.

Additionally 53 avian species (0.48% 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 vulnerable 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.

MesitesEdit

PenguinsEdit

ProcellariiformesEdit

Procellariiformes includes petrels and albatrosses. There are 30 species in the order Procellariiformes assessed as vulnerable.

AlbatrossesEdit

ProcellariidsEdit

Storm petrelsEdit

GruiformesEdit

There are 26 species in the order Gruiformes assessed as vulnerable.

TrumpetersEdit

CranesEdit

RallidsEdit

BustardsEdit

ParrotsEdit

There are 53 parrot species assessed as vulnerable.

CockatoosEdit

PsittacidsEdit

SuliformesEdit

Pigeons and dovesEdit

PelecaniformesEdit

("Pelican-like")

GalliformesEdit

There are 46 species in the order Galliformes assessed as vulnerable.

CracidsEdit

MegapodesEdit

PhasianidsEdit

New World quailsEdit

Guineafowl speciesEdit

StruthioniformesEdit

BucerotiformesEdit

Includes hornbills, hoopoe and wood hoopoes.

AccipitriformesEdit

Accipitriformes includes most of the diurnal birds of prey. There are 26 species in the order Accipitriformes assessed as vulnerable.

SecretarybirdsEdit

AccipitridsEdit

AnseriformesEdit

AnatidsEdit

OwlsEdit

There are 28 owl species assessed as vulnerable.

Barn-owlsEdit

StrigidaeEdit

CharadriiformesEdit

FalconiformesEdit

CoraciiformesEdit

Includes kingfishers and bee-eaters.

PasserinesEdit

There are 337 passerine species assessed as vulnerable.

Monarch flycatchersEdit

FinchesEdit

PittasEdit

FormicariidsEdit

White-eyesEdit

CotingasEdit

ThrushesEdit

CorvidsEdit

AntbirdsEdit

IcteridsEdit

New World warblersEdit

OvenbirdsEdit

SylviidsEdit

EmberizidsEdit

Old World babblersEdit

Old World flycatchersEdit

PloceidsEdit

BulbulsEdit

TanagersEdit

ManakinsEdit

SwallowsEdit

Tyrant flycatchersEdit

HoneyeatersEdit

Estrildid finchesEdit

Other passerine speciesEdit

CaprimulgiformesEdit

CuckoosEdit

PiciformesEdit

("Woodpecker-like")

Other bird speciesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2019-3". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  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.