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The world's most endangered fowl (pheasants, guans, and allies)


Chart: conservation status of the world's fowl (pheasants, guans, and allies)
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's fowl (pheasants, guans, and allies)


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
PHASIANIDAECoturnix novaezelandiaeNew Zealand QuailEX
CRACIDAEMitu mituAlagoas CurassowEW
CRACIDAECrax albertiBlue-billed Curassow, Blue-knobbed CurassowCRdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEFrancolinus ochropectusDjibouti Francolin, Ochre-breasted Francolin, Pale-bellied Francolin, Tadjoura FrancolinCRdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophura edwardsiEdwards's PheasantCRdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEOphrysia superciliosaHimalayan QuailCRunknown
CRACIDAEPenelope albipennisWhite-winged GuanCRdecreasing
CRACIDAEPipile pipileCommon Piping Guan, Trinidad Piping-guan, Trinidad Piping-Guan, Trinidad White-headed Curassow, Trinidad White-headed Piping GuanCRdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEAepypodius bruijniiBruijn's Brush-turkey, Waigeo Brushturkey, Waigeo Brush-turkeyENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEArborophila rufipectusSichuan PartridgeENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAECentrocercus minimusGunnison Grouse, Gunnison Sage-grouse, Gunnison Sage Grouse, Gunnison Sage-GrouseENdecreasing
CRACIDAECrax blumenbachiiMutum, Red-billed Curassow, Red-knobbed CurassowENdecreasing
CRACIDAECrax globulosaWattled CurassowENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEFrancolinus camerunensisCameroon Francolin, Mount Cameroon FrancolinENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEFrancolinus nahaniNahan's FrancolinENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEFrancolinus swierstraiSwierstra's FrancolinENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophura hatinhensisVietnamese Pheasant, Vietnam Fireback, Vo Quy's PheasantENdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEMacrocephalon maleoGray's Brush-turkey, Maleo, Maleo MegapodeENdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEMegapodius laperouseMarianas Scrubfowl, Micronesian Megapode, Micronesian ScrubfowlENdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEMegapodius pritchardiiNevafou Megapode, Niaufoou Scrubfowl, Polynesian Megapode, Polynesian Scrubfowl, Tongan MegapodeENdecreasing
ODONTOPHORIDAEOdontophorus strophiumGorgeted Wood-quail, Gorgeted Wood Quail, Gorgeted Wood-QuailENdecreasing
CRACIDAEOreophasis derbianusHorned GuanENdecreasing
CRACIDAEPauxi pauxiHelmeted Curassow, Northern Helmeted CurassowENdecreasing
CRACIDAEPauxi unicornisHorned Curassow, Southern Helmeted CurassowENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEPavo muticusGreen-necked Peafowl, Green PeafowlENdecreasing
CRACIDAEPenelope ortoniBaudo Guan, Baudó GuanENdecreasing
CRACIDAEPenelope perspicaxCauca GuanENdecreasing
CRACIDAEPipile jacutingaBlack Fronted Curassow, Black-fronted Piping-guan, Black-fronted Piping Guan, Black-fronted Piping-GuanENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEPolyplectron katsumataeHainan Peacock-pheasantENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEPolyplectron schleiermacheriBornean Peacock-pheasant, Bornean Peacock-PheasantENdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEXenoperdix udzungwensisUdzungwa Forest-partridge, Udzungwa Forest Partridge, Uzungwa FrancolinENstable
PHASIANIDAEAfropavo congensisCongo Peacock, Congo PeafowlVUdecreasing
NUMIDIDAEAgelastes meleagridesWhite-breasted GuineafowlVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEArborophila ardensHainan Hill-partridge, Hainan Partridge, White-eared Hill-partridge, White-eared PartridgeVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEArborophila mandelliiChestnut-breasted PartridgeVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEArborophila orientalisGrey-breasted Partridge, White-faced PartridgeVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAECatreus wallichiCheer Pheasant, Chir Pheasant, Wallich's PheasantVUdecreasing
CRACIDAECrax alectorBlack CurassowVUdecreasing
CRACIDAECrax rubraGreat CurassowVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAECrossoptilon mantchuricumBrown Eared-pheasant, Brown Eared Pheasant, Brown Eared-Pheasant, Manchurian Eared-pheasantVUdecreasing
ODONTOPHORIDAECyrtonyx ocellatusOcellated QuailVUdecreasing
ODONTOPHORIDAEDendrortyx barbatusBearded Wood-partridge, Bearded Wood Partridge, Bearded Wood-PartridgeVUdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEEulipoa wallaceiMoluccan Megapode, Moluccan ScrubfowlVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEFrancolinus gularisSwamp FrancolinVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEFrancolinus harwoodiHarwood's FrancolinVUdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAELeipoa ocellataMalleefowlVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophophorus lhuysiiChinese Impeyan, Chinese MonalVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophophorus sclateriCrestless Monal, Sclater's MonalVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophura bulweriBulwer's Pheasant, Wattled Pheasant, White-tailed Wattled PheasantVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophura erythrophthalmaCrestless Fireback, Rufous-tailed PheasantVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophura hoogerwerfiAceh Pheasant, Hoogerwerf's Pheasant, Sumatran PheasantVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAELophura inornataSalvadori's PheasantVUdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEMegapodius bernsteiniiSula Megapode, Sula ScrubfowlVUdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEMegapodius geelvinkianusBiak MegapodeVUdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEMegapodius layardiNew Hebrides Scrubfowl, Vanuatu Megapode, Vanuatu ScrubfowlVUdecreasing
MEGAPODIIDAEMegapodius nicobariensisNicobar Megapode, Nicobar ScrubfowlVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEMelanoperdix nigerBlack Partridge, Black Wood-partridgeVUdecreasing
ODONTOPHORIDAEOdontophorus atrifronsBlack-fronted Wood-quail, Black-fronted Wood Quail, Black-fronted Wood-QuailVUdecreasing
ODONTOPHORIDAEOdontophorus dialeucosTacarcuna Wood-quail, Tacarcuna Wood Quail, Tacarcuna Wood-QuailVUstable
ODONTOPHORIDAEOdontophorus melanonotusDark-backed Wood-quail, Dark-backed Wood Quail, Dark-backed Wood-QuailVUdecreasing
CRACIDAEOrtalis erythropteraRufous-headed Chachalaca, Rufous Headed ChachalacaVUdecreasing
CRACIDAEPenelope barbataBearded GuanVUdecreasing
CRACIDAEPenelope jacucacaWhite-browed GuanVUdecreasing
CRACIDAEPenelope ochrogasterChestnut-bellied GuanVUdecreasing
CRACIDAEPenelope pileataWhite-crested GuanVUdecreasing
CRACIDAEPenelopina nigraHighland GuanVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEPerdicula manipurensisManipur Bush-quail, Manipur Bush Quail, Manipur Bush-QuailVUdecreasing
CRACIDAEPipile cumanensisBlue-throated Piping-guan, Blue-throated Piping-GuanVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEPolyplectron inopinatumMountain Peacock-pheasant, Mountain Peacock-Pheasant, Rothschild's Peacock-pheasantVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEPolyplectron malacenseCrested Peacock-pheasant, Malayan Peacock-pheasant, Malayan Peacock-PheasantVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAEPolyplectron napoleonisNapoleon's Peacock-pheasant, Palawan Peacock-pheasant, Palawan Peacock-PheasantVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAESyrmaticus reevesiiReeves's PheasantVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAETragopan blythiiBlyth's Tragopan, Grey-bellied TragopanVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAETragopan cabotiCabot's Tragopan, Yellow-billed TragopanVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAETragopan melanocephalusBlack-headed Tragopan, Western Horned-pheasant, Western TragopanVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAETympanuchus cupidoGreater Prairie-chicken, Greater Prairie Chicken, Greater Prairie-ChickenVUdecreasing
PHASIANIDAETympanuchus pallidicinctusLesser Prairie-chicken, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Lesser Prairie-ChickenVUdecreasing


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.

Least concern species are excluded from this list



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