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List of 147 Endangered birds
Updated 2010

 

 


Risk Category

Critical
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near Threatened


CRITICAL (14)

Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa
Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis
Christmas Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus
Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis
Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus
Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti

ENDANGERED (15)

Green Peafowl Pavo muticus
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis
White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
Narcondam Hornbill Aceros narcondami
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personata
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps
Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus
Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer
* White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major 2010U
Nilgiri Laughingthrush Garrulax cachinnans

VULNERABLE (54)

Nicobar Scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis
Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis
Manipur Bush-quail Perdicula manipurensis
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii
Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii
Sclater's Monal Lophophorus sclateri
Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
Baikal Teal Anas formosa
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris
Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus 2010N
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
Nicobar Sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri
Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
2010D
McQueen's Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
Sarus Crane Grus antigone
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris 2010N
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis

Yellow-eyed
Pigeon Columba eversmanni
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon Columba elphinstonii
Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis
Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda
White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla
Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus
Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striata
Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyura
Rusty-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis badeigularis
Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre
Tawny-breasted Wren-babbler Spelaeornis longicaudatus
Snowy-throated Babbler Stachyris oglei
Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre
Slender-billed Babbler Turdoides longirostris
Bugun Liocichla Liocichla bugunorum
Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa
Grey-sided Thrush Turdus feae
White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major
Stoliczka's Bushchat Saxicola macrorhynchos
Hodgson's Bushchat Saxicola insignis
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra
Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus
Green Avadavat Amandava formosa
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola

NEAR THREATENED (64)

Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica 2010N
White-cheeked Partridge Arborophila atrogularis
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra
Tibetan Eared-pheasant Crossoptilon harmani
Mrs. Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae
Falcated Duck Anas falcata
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca
Lesser Flamingo
Phoenicopterus minor
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
Laggar Falcon Falco jugger
Lesser Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga humilis
Grey-headed Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
Nicobar Serpent-eagle Spilornis
minimus
Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax
Andaman Crake Rallina canningi
Beach Thick-knee Esacus giganteus
Great Snipe Gallinago media
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda
Andaman Wood-pigeon Columba palumboides
Andaman Cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis
Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica
Nicobar Parakeet Psittacula caniceps
Long-tailed Parakeet Psittacula longicauda
Andaman Scops-owl Otus balli
Andaman Hawk-owl Ninox affinis
Ward's Trogon Harpactes wardi
European Roller Coracias garrulus
Brown-winged Kingfisher Halcyon amauroptera
Blyth's Kingfisher Alcedo hercules
Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus austeni
Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus
Andaman Woodpecker Dryocopus hodgei
Andaman Drongo Dicrurus andamanensis
Andaman Treepie Dendrocitta bayleyi
Nicobar Bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis
Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus 2010N
Rufous-vented Prinia Prinia burnesii
Rufous-rumped Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis
Long-billed Bush Warbler Bradypterus major
Tytler's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus tytleri
Rufous-throated Wren Babbler Spelaeornis caudatus
Long-tailed Wren Babbler Spelaeornis chocolatinus

Wedge-billed
Wren Babbler Sphenocichla humei
Giant Babax Babax waddelli
Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush Garrulax nuchalis
Grey-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax jerdoni
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra
Firethroat Luscinia pectardens
Black-and-orange Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa
Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudata
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis
 

* Note: White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major has been split into
         i)
White-bellied Blue Robin Myiomela albiventris
        ii) Nilgiri Blue Robin Myiomela
major
        based on taxonomy used by Birdlife International in their 2010 report. Both species

     
  have been uplisted to Endangered from Vulnerable (2008).
 


Source: Birdlife International's 2010 IUCN Red List
            Website [http://www.birdlife.org/index.html]

 

   
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