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The world's most endangered kingfishers and allies


Chart: conservation status of the world's kingfishers 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 kingfishers and allies


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
UPUPIDAEUpupa antaiosSt Helena HoopoeEX
BUCEROTIDAEAceros waldeniRufous-headed Hornbill, Walden's Hornbill, Writhed-billed HornbillCRincreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAnthracoceros montaniSulu HornbillCRdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus gambieriMangareva Kingfisher, Tuamotu KingfisherCRdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus godeffroyiMarquesan KingfisherCRdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros narcondamiNarcondam HornbillENstable
BUCEROTIDAEPenelopides mindorensisMindoro HornbillENdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEPenelopides paniniTarictic Hornbill, Visayan HornbillENdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETanysiptera elliotiKofiau Paradise-kingfisher, Kofiau Paradise Kingfisher, Kofiau Paradise-KingfisherENdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros cassidixKnobbed HornbillVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros everettiSumba HornbillVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros nipalensisRufous-cheeked Hornbill, Rufous-necked HornbillVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros subruficollisPlain-pouched HornbillVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEActenoides bougainvilleiMoustached KingfisherVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEActenoides hombroniBlue-capped Kingfisher, Hombron's KingfisherVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEAlcedo argentataSilvery KingfisherVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEAlcedo euryzonaBlue-banded KingfisherVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEAlcedo websteriBismarck KingfisherVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAnthracoceros marcheiPalawan HornbillVUdecreasing
BRACHYPTERACIIDAEBrachypteracias leptosomusShort-legged Ground-roller, Short-legged Ground Roller, Short-legged Ground-RollerVUdecreasing
BRACHYPTERACIIDAEBrachypteracias squamigerScaled Ground-roller, Scaled Ground Roller, Scaly Ground-roller, Scaly Ground-RollerVUdecreasing
BUCORVIDAEBucorvus leadbeateriSouthern Ground-hornbill, Southern Ground Hornbill, Southern Ground-HornbillVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEBycanistes cylindricusBrown-cheeked HornbillVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAECeratogymna elataYellow-casqued Hornbill, Yellow-casqued Wattled HornbillVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAECeyx melanurusPhilippine Dwarf-kingfisher, Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher, Philippine KingfisherVUdecreasing
MOMOTIDAEElectron carinatumKeel-billed MotmotVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEPenelopides exarhatusSulawesi HornbillVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus funebrisSombre KingfisherVUdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus ruficollarisCook Islands Kingfisher, Mangaia Kingfisher, Mewing KingfisherVUstable
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus winchelliRufous-lored Kingfisher, Winchell's KingfisherVUdecreasing
BRACHYPTERACIIDAEUratelornis chimaeraLong-tailed Ground-roller, Long-tailed Ground Roller, Long-tailed Ground-RollerVUdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros comatusWhite-crowned HornbillNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros corrugatusWrinkled HornbillNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAceros leucocephalusWrithed HornbillNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEActenoides concretusRufous-collared KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEActenoides monachusGreen-backed KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEAlcedo herculesBlyth's KingfisherNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAnorrhinus austeniAusten's Brown HornbillNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAnorrhinus tickelliBrown Hornbill, Tickell's Brown HornbillNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAnthracoceros coronatusMalabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Pied-HornbillNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEAnthracoceros malayanusBlack HornbillNTdecreasing
BRACHYPTERACIIDAEAtelornis crossleyiCrossley's Ground-roller, Crossley's Ground Roller, Rufous-headed Ground-roller, Rufous-headed Ground Roller, Rufous-headed Ground-RollerNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEBuceros bicornisGreat HornbillNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEBuceros hydrocoraxRufous HornbillNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAEBuceros rhinocerosRhinoceros HornbillNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAECeyx fallaxSulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher, Sulawesi KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAECittura cyanotisLilac-cheeked Kingfisher, Lilac KingfisherNTdecreasing
CORACIIDAECoracias garrulusEuropean Roller, RollerNTdecreasing
CORACIIDAEEurystomus azureusAzure Dollarbird, Purple Dollarbird, Purple RollerNTdecreasing
MEROPIDAEMerops mentalisBlue-moustached Bee-eaterNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAEPelargopsis amauropteraBrown-winged KingfisherNTdecreasing
BUCEROTIDAERhinoplax vigilHelmeted HornbillNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETanysiptera carolinaeCobalt Paradise Kingfisher, Numfor Paradise-kingfisher, Numfor Paradise-KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETanysiptera riedeliiBiak Paradise-kingfisher, Biak Paradise Kingfisher, Biak Paradise-KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus albonotatusNew Britain Kingfisher, White-mantled KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus australasiaCinnamon-backed Kingfisher, Cinnamon-banded Kingfisher, Lesser Sunda KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus enigmaTalaud KingfisherNTstable
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus farquhariChestnut-bellied Kingfisher, Vanuatu KingfisherNTdecreasing
ALCEDINIDAETodiramphus lazuliLazuli KingfisherNTstable


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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