Jun 22, 2024, 03:21 PM IST

8 rarest birds in world

Pravrajya Suruchi

Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus): Critically endangered with only around 200 mature individuals left in the wild, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper is a small wading bird.

Stresemann's Bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni): This critically endangered bird was once thought to be extinct until a single individual was spotted in Brazil in 2018.

New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles savesi): This elusive and poorly-understood bird is endemic to New Caledonia, an island in the South Pacific.

Northern Helmeted Curassow (Pauxi pauxi): This large, ground-dwelling bird is found in the cloud forests of Colombia and Venezuela.

Scimitar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah): Extinct in the wild, the Scimitar-horned Oryx is a large antelope with distinctive curved horns.

Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii): This large blue parrot was once found in eastern Brazil but is now extinct in the wild.

Kauai Akepa (Loxops coccineus): This critically endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper is found only on the island of Kauai.

Chinese Crested Tern (Sterna sinica): This small tern breeds on islands off the coast of eastern China and migrates to Southeast Asia in the winter.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports