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The world's most endangered storks, ibises, herons, and allies


Chart: conservation status of the world's storks, ibises, herons, 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 storks, ibises, herons, and allies


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus novaezelandiaeBlack-backed Bittern, New Zealand Bittern, New Zealand Little BitternEX
ARDEIDAENycticorax duboisiReunion Night-heron, Réunion Night-HeronEX
ARDEIDAENycticorax mauritianusMauritius Night-heron, Mauritius Night-HeronEX
ARDEIDAENycticorax megacephalusRodrigues Night-heron, Rodrigues Night-HeronEX
THRESKIORNITHIDAEThreskiornis solitariusRéunion Flightless Ibis, Reunion Ibis, Réunion Ibis, Réunion SolitaireEX
ARDEIDAEArdea insignisImperial Heron, White-bellied HeronCRdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEBostrychia bocageiDwarf Olive Ibis, Sao Tome IbisCRdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEGeronticus eremitaBald Ibis, Hermit Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis, WaldrappCRdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPseudibis davisoniBlack Ibis, White-shouldered IbisCRdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEThaumatibis giganteaGiant IbisCRdecreasing
ARDEIDAEArdea humblotiHumblot's Heron, Madagascar HeronENdecreasing
ARDEIDAEArdeola idaeMadagascar Pond-heron, Madagascar Pond-Heron, Madagascar Squacco Heron, Malagasy Pond HeronENdecreasing
ARDEIDAEBotaurus poiciloptilusAustralasian BitternENdecreasing
CICONIIDAECiconia boycianaJapanese White Stork, Oriental Stork, Oriental White StorkENdecreasing
CICONIIDAECiconia stormiStorm's StorkENdecreasing
ARDEIDAEGorsachius goisagiJapanese Night-heron, Japanese Night Heron, Japanese Night-HeronENdecreasing
ARDEIDAEGorsachius magnificusWhite-eared Night-heron, White-eared Night Heron, White-eared Night-HeronENdecreasing
CICONIIDAELeptoptilos dubiusGreater AdjutantENdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAENipponia nipponAsian Crested Ibis, Crested Ibis, Japanese Crested IbisENincreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlatalea minorBlack-faced SpoonbillENstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEThreskiornis bernieriMadagascar Sacred IbisENdecreasing
ARDEIDAEAgamia agamiAgami HeronVUunknown
ARDEIDAEEgretta eulophotesChinese EgretVUdecreasing
ARDEIDAEEgretta vinaceigulaSlaty EgretVUdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEGeronticus calvusBald Ibis, Southern Bald IbisVUdecreasing
CICONIIDAELeptoptilos javanicusLesser AdjutantVUdecreasing
CICONIIDAEMycteria cinereaMilky StorkVUdecreasing
ARDEIDAEEgretta rufescensReddish EgretNTincreasing
CICONIIDAEEphippiorhynchus asiaticusBlack-necked StorkNTdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAELophotibis cristataMadagascar Crested Ibis, Madagascar Ibis, White-winged IbisNTdecreasing
CICONIIDAEMycteria leucocephalaPainted StorkNTdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEThreskiornis melanocephalusBlack-headed IbisNTdecreasing
ARDEIDAEZebrilus undulatusZigzag HeronNTdecreasing
ARDEIDAEZonerodius heliosylusForest BitternNTdecreasing
CICONIIDAEAnastomus lamelligerusAfrican Openbill, Openbill StorkLCdecreasing
CICONIIDAEAnastomus oscitansAsian OpenbillLCunknown
ARDEIDAEArdea cinereaGray Heron, Grey HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAEArdea cocoiCocoi HeronLCincreasing
ARDEIDAEArdea goliathGoliath HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEArdea herodiasGreat Blue HeronLCincreasing
ARDEIDAEArdea melanocephalaBlack-headed HeronLCincreasing
ARDEIDAEArdea pacificaPacific Heron, White-necked HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEArdea picataPied HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEArdea purpureaPurple HeronLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEArdea sumatranaGreat-billed HeronLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEArdeola bacchusChinese Pond-heron, Chinese Pond Heron, Chinese Pond-HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEArdeola grayiiIndian Pond-heron, Indian Pond Heron, Indian Pond-HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAEArdeola ralloidesCommon Squacco Heron, Squacco HeronLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEArdeola rufiventrisRufous-bellied HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAEArdeola speciosaJavan Pond-heron, Javan Pond Heron, Javan Pond-HeronLCunknown
THRESKIORNITHIDAEBostrychia carunculataWattled IbisLCunknown
THRESKIORNITHIDAEBostrychia hagedashHadada, Hadada IbisLCincreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEBostrychia olivaceaAfrican Olive Ibis, Olive IbisLCdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEBostrychia raraSpot-breasted IbisLCstable
ARDEIDAEBotaurus lentiginosusAmerican BitternLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEBotaurus pinnatusPinnated BitternLCunknown
ARDEIDAEBotaurus stellarisBittern, Common Bittern, Eurasian Bittern, Great BitternLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEBubulcus ibisCattle EgretLCincreasing
ARDEIDAEButorides striataGreen-backed Heron, Striated HeronLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEButorides virescensGreen HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAECasmerodius albusGreat Egret, Great White Egret, Great White HeronLCunknown
THRESKIORNITHIDAECercibis oxycercaSharp-tailed IbisLCstable
CICONIIDAECiconia abdimiiAbdim's StorkLCdecreasing
CICONIIDAECiconia ciconiaWhite StorkLCincreasing
CICONIIDAECiconia episcopusWoolly-necked StorkLCdecreasing
CICONIIDAECiconia maguariMaguari StorkLCstable
CICONIIDAECiconia nigraBlack StorkLCunknown
ARDEIDAECochlearius cochleariusBoat-billed HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAEEgretta ardesiacaBlack Egret, Black HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEEgretta caeruleaLittle Blue HeronLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEEgretta garzettaLittle EgretLCincreasing
ARDEIDAEEgretta gularisWestern Reef-egret, Western Reef Egret, Western Reef-Egret, Western Reef Heron, Western Reef-HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEEgretta novaehollandiaeWhite-faced HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAEEgretta sacraEastern Reef Egret, Pacific Reef-egret, Pacific Reef-Egret, Pacific Reef Heron, Reef HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEEgretta thulaSnowy EgretLCincreasing
ARDEIDAEEgretta tricolorTricolored Heron, Tricoloured HeronLCstable
CICONIIDAEEphippiorhynchus senegalensisSaddle-billed StorkLCdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEEudocimus albusAmerican White Ibis, White IbisLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEEudocimus ruberScarlet IbisLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEGorsachius leuconotusWhite-backed Night-heron, White-backed Night Heron, White-backed Night-HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAEGorsachius melanolophusMalayan Night Heron, Malayan Night-Heron, Malaysian Night-heronLCunknown
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus cinnamomeusCinnamon BitternLCstable
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus eurhythmusSchrenck's Bittern, Schrenck's Little Bittern, Schrenk's Bittern, Von Schrenck's BitternLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus exilisLeast BitternLCstable
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus flavicollisBlack BitternLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus involucrisStripe-backed BitternLCstable
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus minutusLittle BitternLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus sinensisYellow BitternLCunknown
ARDEIDAEIxobrychus sturmiiDwarf BitternLCunknown
CICONIIDAEJabiru mycteriaJabiruLCunknown
CICONIIDAELeptoptilos crumeniferusMarabou, Marabou StorkLCincreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEMesembrinibis cayennensisGreen IbisLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAEMesophoyx intermediaIntermediate Egret, Yellow-billed EgretLCdecreasing
CICONIIDAEMycteria americanaWood StorkLCdecreasing
CICONIIDAEMycteria ibisYellow-billed StorkLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAENyctanassa violaceaYellow-crowned Night-heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAENycticorax caledonicusNankeen Night Heron, Nankeen Night-Heron, Rufous Night-heron, Rufous Night Heron, Rufous Night-HeronLCstable
ARDEIDAENycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night-heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron., Night HeronLCdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPhimosus infuscatusBare-faced Ibis, Whispering IbisLCstable
ARDEIDAEPilherodius pileatusCapped HeronLCunknown
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlatalea ajajaRoseate SpoonbillLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlatalea albaAfrican SpoonbillLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlatalea flavipesYellow-billed SpoonbillLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlatalea leucorodiaEurasian Spoonbill, European Spoonbill, SpoonbillLCunknown
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlatalea regiaRoyal SpoonbillLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlegadis chihiWhite-faced IbisLCincreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlegadis falcinellusGlossy IbisLCdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPlegadis ridgwayiPuna IbisLCdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEPseudibis papillosaRed-naped IbisLCdecreasing
ARDEIDAESyrigma sibilatrixWhistling HeronLCunknown
THRESKIORNITHIDAETheristicus caerulescensPlumbeous IbisLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAETheristicus caudatusBuff-necked IbisLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAETheristicus melanopisBlack-faced IbisLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEThreskiornis aethiopicusAfrican Sacred Ibis, Sacred IbisLCdecreasing
THRESKIORNITHIDAEThreskiornis moluccaAustralian Ibis, Australian Sacred Ibis, Australian White Ibis, White IbisLCstable
THRESKIORNITHIDAEThreskiornis spinicollisStraw-necked IbisLCstable
ARDEIDAETigriornis leucolophaWhite-crested Bittern, White-crested Tiger-heron, White-crested Tiger HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAETigrisoma fasciatumFasciated Tiger-heron, Fasciated Tiger Heron, Fasciated Tiger-HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAETigrisoma lineatumRufescent Tiger-heron, Rufescent Tiger Heron, Rufescent Tiger-HeronLCunknown
ARDEIDAETigrisoma mexicanumBare-throated Tiger-heron, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Bare-throated Tiger-HeronLCunknown


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.





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