Not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event.
Of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a degree seldom found.
used in this report to refer to native species and natural communities known or suspected to be rare and/or declining in the state (included on NHI's "Working List"). Included are species legally designated as "Endangered" or "Threatened" by either the State of Wisconsin or the federal government, as well as species in the Department's advisory "Special Concern" category and on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's "Candidate" and "Species of Concern" lists.
An item of great scarcity.
In Australia: rare but overall not currently considered Endangered or Vulnerable
Applied to a species infrequently seen in a suitable habitat. The term is usually qualified to reflect the area observed; for example, a species "rare in Nova Scotia" is not necessarily "rare in Canada."
a classification reflecting a species' scarcity in a given area. Rare plants and animals (and eventually communities) are assigned rarity ranks according to The Nature Conservancy's global ranking system.
(adj.) A species that is uncommon. Locally Rare: A species that is found in only a few places within a particular region. It is often more common elsewhere.
used where there are relatively few known populations or the taxon is restricted to a relatively small area (see conservation status, threatened species).
Hard to find or unusual efen within its normal range and habitat.
Rare, Threatened or Endangered Species. Includes uses of waters that support habitats necessary for the survival and successful maintenance of plant or animal species designated under state or federal law as rare, threatened or endangered. This designation is based, in large part, on the information contained within RareFind. RareFind is an application of the California Department of Fish and Game's Natural Diversity Data Base (NDDB).
something uncommon or not often found
not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"
marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
A comic in which only 10 to 20 copies are known to exist. comic book REPAIR A repair of a tear, or centerfold with glue, tape or some othereasily detected means. This does not change or add to the book's finnish,and is concidered a defect.
any species of flora or fauna that is found in low numbers or only in a restricted area, but not declining.
something not seen or found often The yellow rail is rare in Illinois because much of its nesting habitat of wetlands has been destroyed.
Used to describe species with small populations or a very restricted distribution. Rarity may be a natural characteristic of some species, but it can also come about because of various pressures, and thus be a worrying sign about the future viability of a species. A rare species is more likely to become endangered or extinct, and so must should be treated carefully in management plans.
Species not included on the federal endangered and threatened lists whose populations are limited enough to make them rare in North Carolina.
Red data species; all those species included in the categories of endangered, vulnerable or rare, as defined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
To birders and ornithologists, a bird species which occurs so infrequently in a given locale that it might be seen no more than five times over the course of a season by an active observer. Somewhat more commonly occurring species are termed Uncommon; less common Casual. In northeastern Minnesota, the Three Toed Woodpecker ( Picoides tridactylus) is considered a casual summer visitor and resident. The closely related Black Backed Woodpecker ( Picoides arcticus) is considered rare.