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Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families
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    Species
  • 249
    Families
  • 1+ billion
    eBird Observations
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    Macaulay Library media
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    Authors

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November 18, 2022
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BOW Team October 25, 2022
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Conservation Status

Percentages are calculated based on 10,906 species in Birds of the World.

Data provided by IUCN (2022) Red List.
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Conservation status
Least Concern
69.2%
Near Threatened
8.3%
Vulnerable
6.5%
Endangered
3.5%
Critically Endangered
1.9%
Extinct in the Wild
0.05%
Extinct
1.4%
Not Evaluated
0%
Data Deficient
0.36%
Unknown
8.6%

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