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Endangered Bird Species of India

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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, 14 species of birds from India are critically endangered.Habitat destruction, like deforestation is a prime cause of the extinction of species.
  •  Hawaii is the bird extinction capital of the world.
  • 1228 species of birds found in India.
  • 82 species have been listed as threatened in the IUCN Red list of threatened animals.
  1. Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (Peak headed Duck)
  2. Gyps indicus (Long billed vulture/Indian Vulture)
  3. Gyps bengalensis (White –rumped vulture)
  4. Sarcogyps calvus (Red-headed Vulture)
  5.  Ardea insignis (White-bellied Heron)
  6.  Vanellus gregarius (Sociable Lapwing) 
  7. Fregata andrewsi (Christmas Frigatebird) 
  8. Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (Jerdon's Courser)
  9.  Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane) 
  10. Houbaropsis bengalensis (Bengal Florican) 
  11. Ophrysia superciliosa (Himalayan Quail)
  12.  Athene blewitti (Forest Owlet)
  13. Eurynorhynchus pygmeus (Spoon-billed Sandpiper)  
  14. Grus antigone (Sarus Crane) 
  15. Aegyipus monachus (Cinereous Vulture)
  16. Garrulax cachinnans (Rufous breasted laughingthr) 
  17. Ciconia boyciana (Oriental Stork) 
  18. Leptoptilos dubius (Greater Adjutant)
  19. Oxyura leucocephala (White -headed Duck) 
  20. Asarcornis scutulata/ Cairina scutulata (White -winged Duck) 
  21. Ardeotis nigriceps (Great Indian Bustard) 
  22. Sypheotides indicus (Lesser florican) 
  23. Tringa guttifer (Nordmann's Greenshank)
Related: Endangered Animal Species of India / Endangered Plants Species of India 

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