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INDIAN BIRDS IN THE IUCN RED LIST

IUCN Red List of Endangered Species lists 182 species of Indian birds in the categories of Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, and Near Threatened. These species are threatened with global extinction, and trade in these species is internationally banned. Many of these species are endemic to the Indian Subcontinent, which has special relevance for conservation of birds in India.

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Himalayan Quail – Ophrysia superciliosa (IUCN Red List)

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Baer's PochardAythya baeri (IUCN Red List)
Pink-headed DuckRhodonessa caryophyllacea (IUCN Red List)

Gruiformes

Gruidae

Siberian Crane – Leucogeranus leucogeranus (IUCN Red List)

Otidiformes

Otididae

Great Indian Bustard – Ardeotis nigriceps (IUCN Red List)
Bengal Florican – Houbaropsis bengalensis (IUCN Red List)

Pelecaniformes

Ardeidae

White-bellied Heron – Ardea insignis (IUCN Red List)

Suliformes

Fregatidae

Christmas Island Frigatebird – Fregata andrewsi (IUCN Red List)   

Charadriiformes
   

Charadriidae
   
Sociable Lapwing – Vanellus gregarius (IUCN Red List)

Scolopacidae
   
Spoon-billed Sandpiper – Calidris pygmaea (IUCN Red List)

Glareolidae
  

Jerdon's Courser – Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (IUCN Red List)

Accipitriformes
   

Accipitridae
  
 
Red-headed Vulture – Sarcogyps calvus (IUCN Red List)   
White-rumped Vulture – Gyps bengalensis (IUCN Red List)   
Indian Vulture – Gyps indicus (IUCN Red List)   
Slender-billed Vulture – Gyps tenuirostris (IUCN Red List)
   
Passeriformes
   

Leiotrichidae
  
Bugun Liocichla – Liocichla bugunorum (IUCN Red List)
   
Emberizidae   
Yellow-breasted Bunting – Emberiza aureola (IUCN Red List)   


ENDANGERED

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Green Peafowl – Pavo muticus (IUCN Red List)
Manipur Bush-quail – Perdicula manipurensis (IUCN Red List)

Anseriformes

Anatidae

White-headed Duck – Oxyura leucocephala (IUCN Red List)
White-winged Wood Duck – Asarcornis scutulata (IUCN Red List)

Gruiformes

Heliornithidae

Masked Finfoot – Heliopais personatus (IUCN Red List)

Otidiformes

Otididae

Lesser Florican – Sypheotides indicus (IUCN Red List)   

Procellariiformes
   

Procellariidae
   
Barau's Petrel – Pterodroma baraui (IUCN Red List)   

Ciconiiformes
   

Ciconiidae   

Greater Adjutant – Leptoptilos dubius (IUCN Red List)   

Pelecaniformes
  

Ardeidae
  
White-eared Night-heron – Gorsachius magnificus (IUCN Red List)   

Charadriiformes
   

Scolopacidae
   
Great Knot – Calidris tenuirostris (IUCN Red List)   

Laridae
  
 
Black-bellied Tern – Sterna acuticauda (IUCN Red List)  

Strigiformes
   

Strigidae
   
Forest Owlet – Heteroglaux blewitti (IUCN Red List)   

Accipitriformes
   

Accipitridae
   
Egyptian Vulture – Neophron percnopterus (IUCN Red List)  
Steppe Eagle – Aquila nipalensis (IUCN Red List)   
Pallas's Fish-eagle – Haliaeetus leucoryphus (IUCN Red List)   

Bucerotiformes
   

Bucerotidae
   
Narcondam Hornbill – Rhyticeros narcondami (IUCN Red List)   

Falconiformes
   

Falconidae
 
  
Saker Falcon – Falco cherrug (IUCN Red List)   

Passeriformes
   

Pellorneidae
   
Swamp Grass-babbler – Laticilla cinerascens (IUCN Red List)   

Leiotrichidae
   
Banasura Laughingthrush – Trochalopteron jerdoni (IUCN Red List)   
Nilgiri Laughingthrush – Trochalopteron cachinnans (IUCN Red List)   

Muscicapidae
   
Nilgiri Blue Robin – Myiomela major (IUCN Red List


VULNERABLE
 

Galliformes
  

Megapodiidae
   
Nicobar Megapode – Megapodius nicobariensis (IUCN Red List)   

Phasianidae   
Chestnut-breasted Partridge – Arborophila mandellii (IUCN Red List)   
Swamp Francolin – Francolinus gularis (IUCN Red List)   
Sclater's Monal – Lophophorus sclateri (IUCN Red List)   
Western Tragopan – Tragopan melanocephalus (IUCN Red List)   
Blyth's Tragopan – Tragopan blythii (IUCN Red List)   
Cheer Pheasant – Catreus wallichii (IUCN Red List)   

Anseriformes
 
Anatidae   
Red-breasted Goose – Branta ruficollis (IUCN Red List)   
Lesser White-fronted Goose – Anser erythropus (IUCN Red List)   
Long-tailed Duck – Clangula hyemalis (IUCN Red List)   
Marbled Teal – Marmaronetta angustirostris (IUCN Red List)   
Common Pochard – Aythya ferina (IUCN Red List)   
Andaman Teal – Anas albogularis (IUCN Red List)   

Podicipediformes
   
Podicipedidae
 
  
Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus (IUCN Red List)   

Columbiformes
   
Columbidae
   
Yellow-eyed Pigeon – Columba eversmanni (IUCN Red List)   
Nilgiri Woodpigeon – Columba elphinstonii (IUCN Red List)   
Pale-capped Pigeon – Columba punicea (IUCN Red List)   
European Turtle-dove – Streptopelia turtur (IUCN Red List)  

Caprimulgiformes
   
Apodidae
   
Dark-rumped Swift – Apus acuticauda (IUCN Red List)   

Gruiformes
   
Gruidae
   
Sarus Crane – Antigone antigone (IUCN Red List)   
Black-necked Crane – Grus nigricollis (IUCN Red List)   

Otidiformes
   
Otididae   

Macqueen's Bustard – Chlamydotis macqueenii (IUCN Red List)

Ciconiiformes
   
Ciconiidae
   
Lesser Adjutant – Leptoptilos javanicus (IUCN Red List)   

Ciconiiformes
   
Ciconiidae
    
Woolly-necked Stork– Ciconia episcopus (IUCN Red List)   

Pelecaniformes
   

Ardeidae
   
Chinese Egret – Egretta eulophotes (IUCN Red List)   

Charadriiformes

Scolopacidae
 
  
Wood Snipe – Gallinago nemoricola (IUCN Red List)   

Laridae 
  
Indian Skimmer – Rynchops albicollis (IUCN Red List)   
Black-legged Kittiwake – Rissa tridactyla (IUCN Red List)   

Accipitriformes
   
Accipitridae
   
Andaman Serpent-eagle – Spilornis elgini (IUCN Red List)   
Indian Spotted Eagle – Clanga hastata (IUCN Red List)   
Greater Spotted Eagle – Clanga clanga (IUCN Red List)   
Tawny Eagle – Aquila rapax (IUCN Red List)   
Eastern Imperial Eagle – Aquila heliaca (IUCN Red List)   
Nicobar Sparrowhawk – Accipiter butleri (IUCN Red List)   

Bucerotiformes
   
Bucerotidae
   
Great Hornbill – Buceros bicornis (IUCN Red List)   
Rufous-necked Hornbill – Aceros nipalensis (IUCN Red List)   
Wreathed Hornbill – Rhyticeros undulatus (IUCN Red List)  

Piciformes
   
Picidae
   
Great Slaty Woodpecker – Mulleripicus pulverulentus (IUCN Red List)   
Andaman Woodpecker – Dryocopus hodgei (IUCN Red List)   

Psittaciformes

Psittacidae
   
Long-tailed Parakeet – Psittacula longicauda (IUCN Red List)   

Passeriformes
   
Corvidae
   
Andaman Treepie – Dendrocitta bayleii (IUCN Red List)   

Paridae
   

White-naped Tit – Machlolophus nuchalis (IUCN Red List)   

Cisticolidae
   
Grey-crowned Prinia – Prinia cinereocapilla (IUCN Red List)   

Locustellidae
   
Broad-tailed Grassbird – Schoenicola platyurus (IUCN Red List)   
Bristled Grassbird – Chaetornis striata (IUCN Red List)   

Pycnonotidae

Yellow-throated Bulbul – Pycnonotus xantholaemus (IUCN Red List)   

Sylviidae
   

Jerdon's Babbler – Chrysomma altirostre(IUCN Red List)   
Black-breasted Parrotbill – Paradoxornis flavirostris (IUCN Red List)   

Timaliidae
 
  
Rusty-throated Wren-babbler – Spelaeornis badeigularis (IUCN Red List)   
Tawny-breasted Wren-babbler – Spelaeornis longicaudatus (IUCN Red List)   
Snowy-throated Babbler – Stachyris oglei (IUCN Red List)  

Pellorneidae

Marsh Babbler – Pellorneum palustre (IUCN Red List)   

Leiotrichidae

Slender-billed Babbler – Chatarrhaea longirostris (IUCN Red List)   
Travancore Laughingthrush – Trochalopteron meridionale (IUCN Red List)   

Sittidae

Beautiful Nuthatch – Sitta formosa (IUCN Red List)   

Turdidae
   

Grey-sided Thrush – Turdus feae (IUCN Red List)   

Muscicapidae
   

White-bellied Blue Robin – Myiomela albiventris (IUCN Red List)  
Kashmir Flycatcher – Ficedula subrubra (IUCN Red List)   
White-browed Bushchat – Saxicola macrorhynchus (IUCN Red List)  
White-throated Bushchat – Saxicola insignis (IUCN Red List 

Ploceidae
  
 
Finn's Weaver – Ploceus megarhynchus (IUCN Red List)   

Estrildidae
  
 
Green Avadavat – Amandava formosa (IUCN Red List)   

Motacillidae
   
Nilgiri Pipit – Anthus nilghiriensis (IUCN Red List)


NEAR THREATENED 

Galliformes
   

Phasianidae
 
  
White-cheeked Hill Partridge – Arborophila atrogularis (IUCN Red List)   
Japanese Quail – Coturnix japonica (IUCN Red List)   
Satyr Tragopan – Tragopan satyra (IUCN Red List)  
Mrs Hume's Pheasant – Syrmaticus humiae (IUCN Red List)  

Anseriformes
   

Anatidae
  
 
Ferruginous Duck – Aythya nyroca (IUCN Red List)   
Falcated Duck – Mareca falcata (IUCN Red List)   

Phoenicopteriformes
   

Phoenicopteridae
 
  
Lesser Flamingo – Phoeniconaias minor (IUCN Red List)  

Columbiformes
   

Columbidae
 
  
Andaman Woodpigeon – Columba palumboides (IUCN Red List)   
Nicobar Pigeon – Caloenas nicobarica (IUCN Red List)   
Ashy-headed Green-pigeon – Treron phayrei (IUCN Red List)   
Andaman Green-pigeon – Treron chloropterus (IUCN Red List)   

Otidiformes
   

Otididae
 
  
Little Bustard – Tetrax tetrax (IUCN Red List)   

Procellariiformes
   

Hydrobatidae
   
Swinhoe's Storm-petrel – Hydrobates monorhis (IUCN Red List)   
Flesh-footed Shearwater – Ardenna carneipes (IUCN Red List
Streaked Shearwater – Calonectris leucomelas (IUCN Red List)   
Jouanin's Petrel – Bulweria fallax (IUCN Red List)   

Ciconiiformes
   

Ciconiidae
   
Painted Stork – Mycteria leucocephala (IUCN Red List)   
Black-necked Stork – Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (IUCN Red List)   

Pelecaniformes
   

Threskiornithidae
   
Black-headed Ibis – Threskiornis melanocephalus (IUCN Red List  

Pelecanidae
Dalmatian Pelican – Pelecanus crispus (IUCN Red List)   
Spot-billed Pelican – Pelecanus philippensis (IUCN Red List)   

Suliformes
   

Anhingidae
  
Oriental Darter – Anhinga melanogaster (IUCN Red List)  

Charadriiformes
   

Burhinidae
  
 
Great Thick-knee – Esacus recurvirostris (IUCN Red List)   
Beach Thick-knee – Esacus magnirostris (IUCN Red List)   

Haematopodidae
   
Eurasian Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus (IUCN Red List)   

Charadriidae

Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus (IUCN Red List)   
River Lapwing – Vanellus duvaucelii (IUCN Red List)   

Scolopacidae
   
Eurasian Curlew – Numenius arquata(IUCN Red List)   
Bar-tailed Godwit – Limosa lapponica (IUCN Red List)   
Black-tailed Godwit – Limosa limosa (IUCN Red List)   
Red Knot – Calidris canutus (IUCN Red List)   
Curlew Sandpiper – Calidris ferruginea (IUCN Red List  
Red-necked Stint – Calidris ruficollis (IUCN Red List)   
Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Calidris subruficollis (IUCN Red List)   
Asian Dowitcher – Limnodromus semipalmatus (IUCN Red List)   
Great Snipe – Gallinago media (IUCN Red List)   
Grey-tailed Tattler – Tringa brevipes (IUCN Red List)   

Laridae
   
River Tern – Sterna aurantia (IUCN Red List)

Strigiformes
   

Strigidae
   
Nicobar Scops-owl – Otus alius (IUCN Red List)   

Accipitriformes
   

Accipitridae
   
Bearded Vulture – Gypaetus barbatus (IUCN Red List)   
Great Nicobar Serpent-eagle – Spilornis klossi (IUCN Red List)   
Himalayan Griffon – Gyps himalayensis (IUCN Red List)   
Cinereous Vulture – Aegypius monachus (IUCN Red List)   
Rufous-bellied Eagle – Lophotriorchis kienerii (IUCN Red List)   
Pallid Harrier – Circus macrourus (IUCN Red List)   
Lesser Fish-eagle – Icthyophaga humilis (IUCN Red List)   
Grey-headed Fish-eagle – Icthyophaga ichthyaetus (IUCN Red List)   
Red Kite – Milvus milvus (IUCN Red List)   

Trogoniformes
   

Trogonidae
 
  
Ward's Trogon – Harpactes wardi (IUCN Red List 

Bucerotiformes
   

Bucerotidae
   
Austen's Brown Hornbill – Anorrhinus austeni (IUCN Red List)   
Malabar Pied Hornbill – Anthracoceros coronatus (IUCN Red List)   

Coraciiformes
   

Alcedinidae
 
  
Blyth's Kingfisher – Alcedo hercules (IUCN Red List)   
Brown-winged Kingfisher – Pelargopsis amauroptera (IUCN Red List)   

Piciformes

Indicatoridae
   
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide – Indicator xanthonotus (IUCN Red List)   

Falconiformes
   

Falconidae
 
  
Red-necked Falcon – Falco chicquera (IUCN Red List)   
Red-footed Falcon – Falco vespertinus (IUCN Red List)   
Laggar Falcon – Falco jugger (IUCN Red List)   

Psittaciformes
   

Psittacidae
   
Grey-headed Parakeet – Psittacula finschii (IUCN Red List)   
Blossom-headed Parakeet – Psittacula roseata (IUCN Red List)   
Red-breasted Parakeet – Psittacula alexandri (IUCN Red List)   
Lord Derby's Parakeet – Psittacula derbiana (IUCN Red List)   
Nicobar Parakeet – Psittacula caniceps (IUCN Red List)   
Alexandrine Parakeet – Psittacula eupatria (IUCN Red List)   

Passeriformes
   

Pittidae 
 
 
Mangrove Pitta – Pitta megarhyncha (IUCN Red List)   

Campephagidae

Andaman Cuckooshrike – Coracina dobsoni (IUCN Red List)   

Locustellidae
   
Long-billed Bush-warbler – Locustella major (IUCN Red List)   

Pycnonotidae

Nicobar Bulbul – Ixos nicobariensis (IUCN Red List)   
Grey-headed Bulbul – Brachypodius priocephalus (IUCN Red List)   

Phylloscopidae

Tytler's Leaf warbler – Phylloscopus tytleri (IUCN Red List)   

Timaliidae
  
 
Rufous-throated Wren babbler – Spelaeornis caudatus (IUCN Red List)   
Naga Wren-babbler – Spelaeornis chocolatinus (IUCN Red List)   
Blackish-breasted Babbler – Stachyris humei (IUCN Red List)   
Chevron-breasted Babbler – Stachyris roberti (IUCN Red List)   

Pellorneidae
   
Rufous-vented Grass-babbler – Laticilla burnesii (IUCN Red List)  
Rufous-rumped Grass-babbler – Graminicola bengalensis (IUCN Red List)   

Leiotrichidae
   
Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush – Garrulax nuchalis (IUCN Red List)   
Palani Laughingthrush – Montecincla fairbanki (IUCN Red List)   

Sittidae
   

Yunnan Nuthatch – Sitta yunnanensis (IUCN Red List)   

Muscicapidae
   
Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher – Cyornis nicobaricus (IUCN Red List)   
Rusty-bellied Shortwing – Brachypteryx hyperythra (IUCN Red List)   
Firethroat – Calliope pectardens (IUCN Red List)  


Cite this page along with its URL as:

Vinod Shankar, R. Urs, Bhavanarayeni .R, A. Bayani, and K. Kunte. 2020. Indian Birds In The Iucn Red List. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.

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