Endangered Birds of the Caribbean

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Endangered Birds of the Caribbean

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Greg Butcher, director of bird conservation for the National Audubon Society, sent the following list of critically endangered birds in the Caribbean as compiled by BirdLife International for IUCN. Bahama Oriole is a new addition to the list because it has recently been split from Greater Antillean Oriole. (PE = probably or possibly extinct)

Amazona vittata Puerto Rican Amazon CR
Buteo ridgwayi Ridgway’s Hawk CR
Campephilus principalis Ivory-billed Woodpecker CR
Chondrohierax wilsonii Cuban Kite CR
Cyanolimnas cerverai Zapata Rail CR
Icterus northropi Bahama Oriole CR
Icterus oberi Montserrat Oriole CR
Leptotila wellsi Grenada Dove CR
Leucopeza semperi Semper’s Warbler CR
Numenius borealis Eskimo Curlew CR – PE
Pipile pipile Trinidad Piping-guan CR
Pterodroma caribbaea Jamaica Petrel CR – PE
Siphonorhis americana Jamaican Pauraque CR – PE
Vermivora bachmanii Bachman’s Warbler CR – PE


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