Endangered Species

Endangered species are animal popluations that are at risk of extinction. Natural extinctions do occur, but human beings play an integral role in animal extinction and preservation.

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GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER (Dendroica chrysoparia)

The golden-cheeked warbler is threatened by the destruction of their oak and juniper woodland habitat. Read on to learn more about the golden-cheeked warbler.


The araripe manakin is a strickenly beautiful bird. Despite being critically endangered, the development of a recreational park threatens the remainder of the araripe manakin's forest home.

BLACK-BILLED GULL (Larus bulleri)

This black-billed gull is often preyed upon by the non-native animals of New Zealand such as dogs, cats and ferrets. The numbers of black-billed gulls have declined rapidly in the past three decades making them the world's most endangered gull.

BLACK SHAMA (Copsychus cebuensis)

The black shama is based in the lowlands and forest foothills of the island of Cebu. Deforestation, however, is making survival of the black shama a challenge.

BLUE-THROATED MACAW (Ara glaucogularis)

The blue-throated macaw is a large blue parrot with a yellow underbelly and powerful hooked beak. The blue-throated macaw is threatened by the exotic pets trade.

This cape verde warbler is known for its loud and whistling song. The cape verde warbler is now restricted to two islands where its numbers are in decline due to drought and habitat loss.

CHESTNUT-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia castaneiventris)

The chestnut bellied hummingbird is found only in the humid mountain forests of Colombia. The chestnut bellied hummingbird is a chestnut-bellied hummingbird being threatened by agricultural expansion.

The elegant sunbird is a stunning bird with a green- and blue-capped head, reddish ear cover and neck, an olive back, and a yellow belly. Read on to learn more about the elegant sunbird.

Populations of the Galapagos penguin have declined dramatically in recent years, possibly due to changes in the marine environment. Read on to learn more about the galapogos penguin.

The golden-cheeked warbler is threatened by the destruction of their oak and juniper woodland habitat. Read on to learn more about the golden-cheeked warbler.

Like many parakeet species, the golden parakeet is currently threatened by deforestation and the illegal caged bird pet trade. Read on to learn more about the golden paraket.