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39% of Switzerland's breeding birds are included in the Red List. This quota hasn't changed since 2000. At particular risk are the species that occur in wetlands or on farmland.
Of the 199 bird species that regularly breed in Switzerland, 78 species (39%) have been placed on the Red List. Another 32 species (12%) are classified as near threatened. Of the 78 Red List species, 6 are extinct as breeding birds in Switzerland, 9 are critically endangered and 21 are endangered.
Red List breeding bird species are to be found in habitats of all kinds, but the proportion of threatened species is markedly higher for wetlands and farmland than for forests or alpine habitats.
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