Archived: Global IUCN Red List for birds – 2015 changes

Many thanks to all who contributed information and comments on this year’s reassessments.

The 2015 Red List for birds was launched today, and the new assessments can be found at

You can read the BirdLife news story here: – please do share this as widely as possible and help spread the news via social media etc.

A full list of this year’s status changes is copied below, and can also be downloaded here: 2015 Red List changes

Scientific name Common name 2014 Red List category 2015 Red List category
Casuarius bennetti Dwarf Cassowary NT LC
Branta ruficollis Red-breasted Goose EN VU
Somateria mollissima Common Eider LC NT
Melanitta fusca Velvet Scoter EN VU
Aythya ferina Common Pochard LC VU
Anas chlorotis Brown Teal EN NT
Poliocephalus rufopectus New Zealand Grebe VU NT
Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe LC VU
Streptopelia turtur European Turtle-dove LC VU
Ducula cineracea Timor Imperial-pigeon EN NT
Ptilinopus huttoni Rapa Fruit-dove VU EN
Thalurania watertonii Long-tailed Woodnymph NT EN
Eudyptes schlegeli Royal Penguin VU NT
Pterodroma axillaris Chatham Petrel EN VU
Calonectris leucomelas Streaked Shearwater LC NT
Haematopus ostralegus Eurasian Oystercatcher LC NT
Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing LC NT
Numenius madagascariensis Far Eastern Curlew VU EN
Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit LC NT
Calidris tenuirostris Great Knot VU EN
Calidris canutus Red Knot LC NT
Calidris ferruginea Curlew Sandpiper LC NT
Calidris ruficollis Red-necked Stint LC NT
Larus audouinii Audouin’s Gull NT LC
Larus armenicus Armenian Gull LC NT
Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin LC VU
Ptychoramphus aleuticus Cassin’s Auklet LC NT
Alca torda Razorbill LC NT
Tyto nigrobrunnea Taliabu Masked-owl EN VU
Glaucidium sanchezi Tamaulipas Pygmy-owl LC NT
Trigonoceps occipitalis White-headed Vulture VU CR
Necrosyrtes monachus Hooded Vulture EN CR
Gyps africanus White-backed Vulture EN CR
Gyps coprotheres Cape Vulture VU EN
Gyps rueppelli Rüppell’s Vulture EN CR
Torgos tracheliotos Lappet-faced Vulture VU EN
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle LC EN
Buteo ventralis Rufous-tailed Hawk NT VU
Rhinoplax vigil Helmeted Hornbill NT CR
Coracias garrulus European Roller NT LC
Picus sharpei Iberian Green Woodpecker LC NT
Forpus cyanopygius Mexican Parrotlet LC NT
Lathamus discolor Swift Parrot EN CR
Xenopipo flavicapilla Yellow-headed Manakin NT VU
Lipaugus weberi Chestnut-capped Piha EN CR
Eleoscytalopus psychopompus Bahia Tapaculo CR EN
Amytornis dorotheae Carpentarian Grasswren NT VU
Lichmera notabilis Black-chested Honeyeater NT LC
Myzomela kuehni Crimson-hooded Myzomela NT LC
Sphecotheres hypoleucus Wetar Figbird NT LC
Mayrornis versicolor Ogea Monarch VU NT
Clytorhynchus nigrogularis Black-throated Shrikebill VU NT
Parotia wahnesi Wahnes’s Parotia VU NT
Heteromirafra sidamoensis Liben Lark CR NR
Acrocephalus sechellensis Seychelles Warbler VU NT
Robsonius sorsogonensis Grey-banded Babbler VU NT
Sitta krueperi Krueper’s Nuthatch NT LC
Coccycolius iris Emerald Starling DD LC
Turdus iliacus Redwing LC NT
Ficedula semitorquata Semi-collared Flycatcher NT LC
Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit LC NT
Camarhynchus psittacula Large Tree-finch LC VU
Camarhynchus pallidus Woodpecker Finch LC VU
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