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The world's most endangered birds


Chart: conservation status of the world's birds
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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 birds


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
albatrosses, petrels, and alliesProcellariiformes
cranes and alliesGruiformes
cuckoos and turacosCuculiformes
doves and pigeonsColumbiformes
falcons, eagles, hawks and alliesFalconiformes
flamingosPhoenicopteriformes
fowlGalliformes
grebesPodicipediformes
gulls, button-quails, plovers and alliesCharadriiformes
kingfishers and alliesCoraciiformes
loonsGaviiformes
mousebirdsColiiformes
nightjars and alliesCaprimulgiformes
ostriches, emus, kiwis, and alliesStruthioniformes
owlsStrigiformes
parrots and alliesPsittaciformes
passerinesPasseriformes
pelicans and alliesPelecaniformes
penguinsSphenisciformes
storks and alliesCiconiiformes
swifts and hummingbirdsApodiformes
tinamousTinamiformes
trogonsTrogoniformes
waterfowlAnseriformes
woodpeckers and alliesPiciformes


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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