Species List


The IUCN column shows the status displayed is from the 2008 IUCN Red List site. The species names in the IUCN list do not always match the sources I have used & some species are missing & the IUCN contains additional species.

Status Key :
IUCN Red List Categories

Near Threatened : Near Threatened, Vulnerable : Vulnerable, Endangered : Endangered/Critically Endangered


The CITES column shows the July 2008 Appendix that the species is listed under. Appendix I lists the most endangered species and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens (with certain exceptions), Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled & Appendix III is a list of species included at the request of a Party that already regulates trade in the species and that needs the cooperation of other countries to prevent unsustainable or illegal exploitation.


Order : Accipitriformes (Hawks, Buzzards, Eagles, Old World Vultures, etc)

This order follows the taxonomy set out by James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie in "Raptors Of The World", with some updates for recent genus changes, and is reasonably up to date.


Order : Falconiformes (Falcons & Caracaras)

This order follows the taxonomy set out by James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie in "Raptors Of The World", with some updates for recent genus changes, and is reasonably up to date.


Order : Ciconiiformes (New World Vultures)

This order follows the taxonomy set out by James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie in "Raptors Of The World" and is reasonably up to date.


Order : Sagittariiformes (Secretary Bird)

This order follows the taxonomy set out by James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie in "Raptors Of The World" and is reasonably up to date.

Order : Strigiformes (Owls)

This order mainly follows the taxonomy given to me by Tony Warburton of the World Owl Trust (for which, many thanks for the time given), with some updates for recent genus changes.


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