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.


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.

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.

The Hawaiian crow is an endangered species. Currently, there are many efforts underway to re-establish the wild populations of the hawaiian crow.

The Hawaiian duck is disappearing as a result of habitat degradation and hybridization. Read on to learn more about the Hawaiian duck and why you should care.

The hyacinth macaw is an endangered bird. Read on to learn more about the hyacinth macaw and how we got here.

There may be a small population of imperial woodpeckers left in the wild but it is possible that this species is extinct due to hunting and habitat loss. Read on to learn more about imperial woodpeckers.

The indigo macaw is quite a spectacular bird. The indigo macaw lives in the forests and scrub of Brazil and has an extremely small population in the wild within a very restricted range.

The kagu has blue-gray plumage, a stocky body, and a crest of feathers on its head that stand up when the animal is threatened. Read on to learn more about the kagu and the cause for its endangerment.

The kakapo is a rare bird that lives in the temperate forest of four islands off the coast of New Zealand. Estimates are that fewer than 100 kakapo survive today.

Though at one time there were only a few tiny populations of kokako left in the wild, recent surveys show that several dozen different populations of kokako now inhabit the North Island.

The least bell's vireo is a small, grayish bird that camoflauges himself in the sky when flying. Unfortunately the least bell's vireo's habitat is threatened and diminishing.

The Madagascar fish eagle is threatened by hunting and loss of habitat. There is only a small and rapidly declining population of Madagascar fish eagle left in the wild.

The mauritius fody's population is suffering as a result of the destruction of its native forest and nest predation. Read on to learn more about the mauritius fody.

This northern bald ibis is considered one of the world's most critically endangered bird species. Read on to learn more about the northern bald ibis.

The palila is a large finch found only in the forests of Hawaii, where it was once widespread. Today this Palila is restricted to a very small, declining range due to severe overgrazing by feral animals.

The Peruvian plantcutter is a songbird suferring from a very small depleting range of habitat. Read on to learn more about the Peruvian plantcutter.

The Philippine eagle is the world's largest eagle and one of the most endangered birds of prey. There are fewer than 250 Philippine eagles remaining today.

Can you imagine what a pink pigeon would look like? Well you might have to -- during the 1980s, wild populations of pink pigeons dropped to fewer than 20 individuals.

The purple-backed sunbeam has become a casualty of the eucalyptus business. Read on to learn more about the purple-backed sunbeam's struggle for survival.

The rota bridled white-eye is a tiny, spectacular looking bird. Read on to learn more about the rota bridled white-eye's fight for survival.

The seychelles scops-owl's habitat is disappearing rapidly as a result of the cinnamon, coconut, and logging industries. Read on to learn more about this amazing animal and why we should care.