List of India Critically Endangered species of Birds and Animals

india critically endangered species

An  critically endangered species is a species which has been categorized as likely to become extinct Endangered (EN), as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, is the second most serve conservation status for wild populations in the IUCN’s scheme after Critically Endangered (CR). Here in this post we have given a list of India critically endangered species of animals,plants and birds.

In 2012, the IUCN Red List featured 3079 animal and 2655 plant species as endangered (EN) worldwide. Many species of animals and birds J&K comes under the category of endangered species per IUCN’s Red Data Book.

List of India Critically Endangered species of Birds

White-bellied heron (Ardea insignis)

Great Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)

Forest owlet (Athene blewitti)

Baer’s pochard (Aythya baeri)

Spoon-billed sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea)

Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)

White-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

Indian vulture (Gyps indicus)

Slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris)

Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis)

Bugun liocichla (Liocichla bugunorum)

Himalayan quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)

Jerdon’s courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus)

Pink-headed duck (Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)

Red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)

List of India Critically endangered species of animals

Asiatic cheetah} (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus)

Namdapha flying squirrel (Biswamoyopterus biswasi)

Himalayan wolf (“Canis himalayensis”)

Elvira rat (Cremnomys elvira)

Andaman shrew (Crocidura andamanensis)

Jenkins’ shrew (Crocidura jenkinsi)

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