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The U.S. ranks 2nd in extinct birds

4 October 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are nineteen extinct bird species in the United States, or 17.6% of all extinct bird species, which makes the United States rank second in the world in that category. Mauritius ranks first, with 21 extinct bird species, or 19.4% of the world’s total.

The U.S. ranks 1st in pigeon imports

2 January 2011 2 comments

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2008 the United States imported 540,000 head of “pigeons, other birds,” or 44.6% of the world’s total pigeon imports. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 7th in endangered birds

21 May 2009 2 comments

According to the World Resources Institute, there are seventy four endangered bird species in the United States, which makes the United States rank seventh in that category. Brazil ranks first, with one hundred twenty two endangered bird species.

In the world as a whole, there are 1217 endangered bird species.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in threatened bird species

20 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 74 threatened bird species in the United States, which makes the United States rank seventh in that category. Brazil ranks first, with 122 threatened bird species.

Globally, there are 1217 threatened bird species.

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The U.S. ranks 23rd in birds

17 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, the United States ranks twenty-third in terms of bird species. Colombia ranks first.

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