Endangered speciesA species whch is likely to become extinct if its population declines further. No species which breeds in the British Isles is in danger of worldwide extinction at present, but a few, for example the Wryneck Jynx torquilla and the Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio, may well cease to be British breeders.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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