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    What are the world's 10 most endangered Birds?

    ArticleBird AdviceWednesday 29 June 2011
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    1.                  Endemic to Brazil, Spix’s Macaw is the world’s rarest parrot. Non-existent in the wild, it can only be found in captivity. They only nest on Carabeira trees which in turn can only be found in Brazil.

    2.                  Only found on the small Cebu island of the Philippines archipelago the Cebu Flower Pecker has a highly endangered population of just 100 birds. It was thought extinct long ago before being rediscovered in 1992.

    3.                   Only found, as the name suggests, in Hawaii, the Hawaiian crow may now only be found in the San Diego Zoo. In Hawaiian it’s name is “Alala”.

    4.                   Endemic to New Zealand, the Black Stilt is down to only 25 adult birds. It dwells in particular types of river bed environments, which are disappearing daily due to dam construction.

    5.                  The Echo parakeet is found in the South Indian Ocean islands off Madagascar. It is a success story as in 1980 there were only 10 known specimens left, but nowadays there are 300.

    6.                  The Imperial Amazon Parrot is the national bird of the Dominican Republic and can only be seen there. There are 250 specimens remaining in the wild.

    7.                  The beautiful and rare Magpie Robin was once spread across Africa and Asia but now can only be found in captivity.

    8.                  The Kakapo Parrot, also known as the Owl Parrot, is native to New Zealand and is the world’s only species of flightless parrot. Only 125 Kakapos remain in the world.

    9.                  The Pink Pigeon, at only 70 specimens left in Madagascar, is without a doubt the world’s rarest pigeon.

    10.              Another success story, the Mauritius Kestrel has increased its numbers to 800 – however this member of the falcon family is still endangered and only found in Mauritius.

    The photo is of Spix's Macaw.

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