Endangered birds of India

Egyptian Vulture at VVNP
Endangered Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus at VVNP, Bhopal
Endangered birds are those birds which are at a great risk of becoming extinct in coming days. Less population of these birds brings them to "Endangered" category as specified by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Endangered birds are threatened by habitat destruction or change in environmental parameters.

Bird comes under endangered category when there is a gradual reduction in its population size, reduction in geographical range, population size less than 250 or quantitative analysis showing the probability of extinction in the wild is at least 20% within 20 years or five generations.

Following is the list of Endangered birds of India, out of which Egyptian vulture can be seen in bhopal and Lesser Florican (Khar Mor - in hindi) is found in Sailana, in Ratlam and Sardarpur, in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh.

Common NameScientific Name
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus
Lesser Florican Sypheotides indica
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personata
Narcondam Hornbill Aceros narcondami
Nilgiri Blue Robin Myiomela major
Nilgiri or Rufous-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax cachinnans
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis
Spotted or Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer
White-bellied Blue Robin Myiomela albiventris
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata

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