6 Endangered Birds Around the World

Many animals’ species have been jump into the list of endangered animals’ around the world, from the lion in South Africa – to the wild cat of Amazon – jaguar, and the polar bear in Arctic. Our nature ecosystem apparently has meet to crucial state. Unfortunately, the biggest donor of this destruction are human. The passivity and ignorance to other creatures other than human kind, made some people – freely annihilated those creatures without showed any mercy – whereas, we should be the one who protect them.

Now, we would choose the birds from the wild animal numbers of lists that we would discuss. What kind of birds that now is facing the scariest situation in the wildlife – under threaten of extinct. What could be more dreadful that that? There are 100 most endangered birds’ species, but – obviously – we would have no time to discuss all the birds at one time (it’s just become boring long tiredly lists). Therefore, we would pick 6 endangered birds around the world and how highly risk their life in their own environment.

1. New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar

Do you ever hear about new Caledonian owlet-nightjar bird (I know it’s a very long name)? New Caledonian apparently was the most elusive worldwide bird. This bird was dwell in New Caledonia’s Melaleuca savanna, and other humid forests. These birds was still survived in this century, but – speculated – only approximate fifty individuals left and still declining in the wildlife of Caledonia.

New Caledonian owlet-nightjar sounds resemblance of a whistle sounds. It has black and grey-brown plumage, with a short rounded wings, long rounded tail, and a pair of long stout legs. The new Caledonian is larger than it relative called Australian owlet-nightjar.

2. Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic puffin is a species of seabird and also known as the common puffin. Apparently, the Atlantic puffin was the only native puffin of Atlantic ocean which mean rarely compares to other relatives puffins that found in northeastern of pacific: the horned puffin and tufted puffin. Sadly their numbers was rapidly declined over the years – concerned many parties – one of them is the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of nature) that declared and changed the status of this bird into vulnerable.

You could found Atlantic puffin around the Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Maine, Faroe Islands, part of UK (United Kingdom), and Ireland. This bird has characteristics such, orange legs, white underparts, pale grey cheeks, and black crown and pack. This animals was pretty iconic even the box office movie – the stars war was inspired by it. Conclusion, this beautiful bird is deserved to be protected.

3. Vultures

What the first thing that across your mind whenever vultures named occurred inside your head? The powerful impression of how this bird feed the dead bodies of other animals – their big body cover the carcass would remind as about the ancient creatures that rampant the earth with no limit of time. Guess what – that is absolutely false. In fact, vultures are under the verge of extinction. There are two species of vultures that remains exist in this world: Old World vultures and New World vultures (included Andean condors and Californian condors).

It’s been speculated that approximate about only sixteen species of Old World vultures that left now days – make this bird never escape from the list of endangered – worst, vultures was entered the critical moment of their lives – the imminent extinction. You could found the Old World vultures around Asia, Europe, and Africa; and the New World vultures could be found around South of North America. Here are some examples of New World and Old World vultures:

Old World Vultures:

Griffon vulture, Cinereous vulture, Indian vulture, Palm-nut vulture, Hooded vulture, Slender-billed vulture, Himalayan vulture, Red-headed vulture, etc.

New World Vultures:

The king vulture, California condor, black vulture, Greater yellow-headed vulture, black vulture, Andean condor, Turkey vulture, and Lesser yellow-headed vulture.

4. The Giant Ibis

One of the iconic bird that a lot of time we found a lot of building named based of this bird name. Yes, the great ibis was joined the red list of endangered birds of IUCN. Not only endangered, apparently this bird was declared as the most threaten species in the world. The bird with science name thaumatibis gigantea left only few of them and reportedly seen in Yok Don National Park of Vietnam, Southern Laos, and northern Cambodia.

Giant ibis size is approximate about 1.02 meters to 1.06 meters of length, the upright (when this bird standing) is about 1 meter, plus the estimate weight of giant ibis is approximate about 4.2 kg. Thanks to all people that keep cutting the woods in giant ibis natural habitat, this bird now have been speculated only a hundred left in wildlife.

5. Kakapo

The bird that also known as owl parrot apparently in the edge of extinction threaten. Kakapo is a native bird of New Zealand, that has unique out look appearance. Have been known there are 142 populations of adult kakapo left in the world, which mean this species is almost wiped out from earth. Kakapo bird was colored beautifully with the upper body decorated with moss-green yellowish feathers, and other colors are dark brownish grey and black.

Mostly you could found kakapo in main islands of New Zealand, such Stewart Island, and Fiordland. This bird prefers the place such mountain beach, and Hall’s Totara Forest and the natural habitat are coastal, tussock lands, and scrub lands areas.

6. The Philippine Eagle

The last bird that we would learn today from 6 endangered birds around the world is Philippine eagle. One of the most gorgeous and magnificent eagle on earth – sadly, were placed in the verge of extinction. This bird also has another name  – which is a little bit silly – which is the monkey-eating eagle. Precisely like the name, Philippine eagle is the native bird from Philippine – have been nominated as the largest and most powerful bird in the world.

For the past 40 years the populations’ numbers of this species was declined rapidly. The Philippine eagle own characteristic of shaggy, long brown feathers. Their face was dark, and own a creamy-brown crown and nape. Furthermore, the back of their bodies was colored with dark brown, and white feathers on under-wings and underside. Their common size is about 86 to 102 cm, and the longest length that ever founded was about 112 cm.