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Critically Endangered Hummingbirds

There are some 28 different species of hummingbirds that currently being threatened with extinction.  Of that number, there are some 8 different species that are considered to be critically endangered, which means that these same species stand a 50 percent chance of becoming extinct within just 10 years.

The Juan Fernandez Firecrown Hummingbird is one of the eight critically endangered species of hummingbirds.  There are many reasons  that are causing this species to face extinction.  The native flora and fauna of this species of hummingbird faces problems because too many foreign seeds, plants, and animals are being introduced there.  There are also dangers from new predators.  One of the greatest threats facing this species is due to human destruction of their habitat due to homes, farming, grazing, etc.

The loss of just one Juan Fernandez Firecrown results in a loss of one-half of 1 percent of the entire species population!  Totally shocking!  

 

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