List of least concern birds

  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

As of May 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 8405 least concern avian species.[1] 76% of all evaluated avian species are listed as least concern. No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of least concern 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.

5 extinct in the wild avian species (0.05%)224 critically endangered avian species (2%)469 endangered avian species (4.3%)799 vulnerable avian species (7.3%)1,012 near threatened avian species (9.2%)7,872 least concern avian species (71.7%)56 data deficient avian species (0.5%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Extinct in the wild (EW): 5 species
  •   Critically endangered (CR): 224 species
  •   Endangered (EN): 469 species
  •   Vulnerable (VU): 799 species
  •   Near threatened (NT): 1,012 species
  •   Least concern (LC): 7,872 species
  •   Data deficient (DD): 56 species
Avian species (IUCN, 2016-2)
  • 10,970 extant species have been evaluated
  • 10,914 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 8,884 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1,492 to 1,548 are threatened[c]
  • 156 to 177 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 156 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 5 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 21 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 1 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  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

Penguins

Procellariiformes

Procellariiformes includes petrels and albatrosses. There are 54 species in the order Procellariiformes assessed as least concern.

Procellariids

Oceanitids

Storm petrels

Gruiformes

There are 98 species in the order Gruiformes assessed as least concern.

Cranes

Rallids

Other Gruiformes species

Grebes

Bustards

Parrots

There are 226 parrot species assessed as least concern.

Cockatoos

Psittacids

Ciconiiformes

Suliformes

There are 34 species in the order Suliformes assessed as least concern.

Frigatebirds

Cormorants

Sulids

The gannets and boobies

Darters

Pigeons and doves

Pelecaniformes

There are 82 species in the order Pelecaniformes assessed as least concern.

Threskiornithids

Herons

Pelicans

Hamerkops

Galliformes

There are 186 species in the order Galliformes assessed as least concern.

Cracids

Megapodes

Phasianids

New World quails

Guineafowl species

Struthioniformes

There are 38 species in the order Struthioniformes assessed as least concern.

Tinamous

Other Struthioniformes species

Bucerotiformes

Bucerotiformes includes hornbills, hoopoe and wood hoopoes. There are 46 species in the order Bucerotiformes assessed as least concern.

Hoopoes

Hornbills

Wood hoopoes

Accipitriformes

Accipitriformes includes most of the diurnal birds of prey. There are 163 species in the order Accipitriformes assessed as least concern.

Accipitrids

Ospreys

Anseriformes

There are 126 species in the order Anseriformes assessed as least concern.

Anatids

Screamers

Anseranatids

New World vultures

Owls

There are 160 owl species assessed as least concern.

Barn-owls

Strigidae

Charadriiformes

There are 276 species in the order Charadriiformes assessed as least concern.

Oystercatchers

Auks

Sandpipers

Buttonquails

Recurvirostrids

Charadriids

Glareolids

Gulls

Stone-curlews

Jacanas

Skuas

Other Charadriiformes species

Falconiformes

Coraciiformes

Coraciiformes includes kingfishers and bee-eaters. There are 137 species in the order Coraciiformes assessed as least concern.

Ground rollers

Alcedinidae

Motmots

Rollers

Bee-eaters

Todies

Passerines

There are 4808 passerine species assessed as least concern.

Monarch flycatchers

Finches

Pittas

Formicariids

White-eyes

Mimids

Broadbills

Nuthatches

Cotingas

Vangas

Thrushes

Starlings

Drongos

Corvids

Tapaculos

Bushshrikes

Antbirds

Icterids

New World warblers

Ovenbirds

Sylviids

Emberizids

Shrikethrushes

Old World babblers

Wrens

Old World orioles

Leafbirds

Old World flycatchers

Ploceids

Bird-of-paradise species

Malurids

Gnatcatchers

Motacillids

Bulbuls

Tanagers

Flowerpeckers

Manakins

Cuckooshrikes

Swallows

Tyrant flycatchers

Larks

Rhipidurids

Woodcreepers

Vireos

Cardinals

Sunbirds

Honeyeaters

Cisticolids

Shrikes

Wattle-eyes

Estrildid finches

Acanthizids

Petroicids

Rail-babbler species

Waxwings

Bowerbirds

Treecreepers

Tits

Pachycephalids

Accentors

Sparrows

Aegithalids

Viduids

Penduline tits

Artamids

Cinclosomatids

Australasian treecreepers

Gnateaters

Cracticids

Orthonychids

Melanocharitids

Australo-Papuan babblers

Reguliids

Other passerine species

Caprimulgiformes

There are 491 species in the order Caprimulgiformes assessed as least concern.

Owlet-nightjars

Frogmouths

Hummingbirds

Nightjars

Swifts

Treeswifts

Potoos

Oilbirds

Cuckoos

Trogons

Piciformes

There are 404 species in the order Piciformes assessed as least concern.

Capitonids

Semnornithids

Toucans

Woodpeckers

Jacamars

Honeyguides

Megalaimids

Puffbirds

Lybiids

Turacos

Gaviiformes

Mousebirds

Tropicbirds

Sandgrouse species

Other bird species

See also

References

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016-2". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 8 September 2016.
List of critically endangered birds

As of May 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 224 critically endangered avian species, including 18 which are tagged as possibly extinct or possibly extinct in the wild. 2.1% of all evaluated avian species are listed as critically endangered.

No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

Additionally 61 avian species (0.59% 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. 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."This is a complete list of critically endangered avian species evaluated by the IUCN. Species considered possibly extinct by the IUCN are marked as such. Where possible common names for taxa are given while links point to the scientific name used by the IUCN.

List of data deficient birds

As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 61 data deficient avian species. 0.59% of all evaluated avian species are listed as data deficient.

No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of data deficient 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.

List of endangered birds

As of May 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 469 endangered avian species. 4.0% of all evaluated avian species are listed as endangered.

No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

For a species to be considered endangered by the IUCN it must meet certain quantitative criteria which are designed to classify taxa facing "a very high risk of exintction". An even higher risk is faced by critically endangered species, which meet the quantitative criteria for endangered species. Critically endangered birds are listed separately. There are 634 avian species which are endangered or critically endangered.

Additionally 61 avian species (0.59% 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. 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."This is a complete list of endangered 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.

List of near threatened birds

As of May 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 1012 near threatened avian species. 9.3% of all evaluated avian species are listed as near threatened.

No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of near threatened 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.

List of vulnerable birds

As of May 2019, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 799 vulnerable avian species. 7.1% of all evaluated avian species are listed as vulnerable.

No subpopulations of birds have been evaluated by the IUCN.

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 61 avian species (0.59% 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. 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."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.

Lists of IUCN Red List least concern species

As of July 2016, the IUCN lists 32,383 animal species and 6,635 plant species as least concern. No least concern assessments have been made for taxa of other kingdoms.

Lists:

Animals (kingdom Animalia)

Amphibians — List of least concern amphibians

Birds — List of least concern birds

Fish — List of least concern fishes

Invertebrates — List of least concern invertebrates

Arthropods — List of least concern arthropods

Insects — List of least concern insects

Molluscs List of least concern molluscs

Mammals — List of least concern mammals

Reptiles — List of least concern reptiles

Plants (kingdom Plantae) — IUCN Red List least concern species (Plantae)

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