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Alan Tate; www.aabirdpix.com
Presently, 19 of the 22 species of albatross are threatened with extinction, including Critically Endangered Chatham Albatross which feeds throughout the South Pacific Ocean
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Birds indicate biodiversity crisis – and the way forward

22-09-2008

Bill Stripling
Twenty North American common birds have more than halved in number in the last four decades. The National Audubon Society (BirdLife in the US) found that Northern Bobwhite fell most dramatically, by 82%.
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John Carey
The familiar Common Cuckoo has declined by 17% over a 26 year period in Europe.
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Richard Porter / BirdLife
Six large vulture species – including the once widespread and now globally Endangered Egyptian Vulture - have suffered extremely dramatic losses in some African countries.
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Hanne & Jens Eriksen /www.birdsoman.com
Once widespread, Houbara Bustard (Vulnerable) has suffered rapid population declines.
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A Earnshaw; www.fotosaves.com.ar
Migratory species such as Lesser Yellowlegs are silently disappearing in North and Latin America.
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Marek Jobda / rarebirdsyearbook.com
Thirty years ago, tens of millions of White-rumped Vultures were flying the skies of Asia. They are now classified as Critically Endangered.
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Garth Peacock / www.garthpeacock.co.uk
Common migratory species such as Common Nightingale are silently disappearing.
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Garth Peacock / www.garthpeacock.co.uk
Common migratory species such as Sedge Warbler are silently disappearing.
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Denis Cachia
European Turtle-dove populations has dropped by 62% in the last 26 years.
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Andy Swash; www.worldwildlifeimages.com
Migratory species such as the Wilson’s Phalarope are silently disappearing in North and Latin America.
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Tony Martin
Common migratory species such as Eurasian Wryneck are silently disappearing.
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James C. Lowen; www.pbase.com/james_lowen
Formerly widespread species, such as the Yellow Cardinal, once common in Argentina, are now classified as Endangered.
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