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African Islands

Off the coast of Africa, west of Senegal. Capital city Praia.

Bird checklist, Bird lists, Photos, video, sound recordings & data.

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Bird checklist, Bird lists, Photos, video, sound recordings & data.
Number of species: 188
Number of endemics: 4
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 3
 
Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Fraca da Guin?/font> Introduced species
 
Phasianidae
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Codorniz
 
Anatidae
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Irere
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Marreca-peba
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Arrabio Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Marrequinha-comum Rare/Accidental
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Pardilheira Vulnerable
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Zarro-comum Rare/Accidental
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Zarro-castanho Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Zarro-negrinha Rare/Accidental
 
Procellariidae
Cape Verde Petrel Pterodroma feae Freira do Bugio Breeding endemic Near-threatened
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Cagarra
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Pardela-sombria Rare/Accidental
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus Pardela do Mediterr?eo Critically endangered
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Pardela-de-asa-larga
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis Pardela-pequena
Barolo Shearwater Puffinus baroli Puffin de Macaron?ie
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Pardela-preta Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis Pardela-de-bico-preto
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii Alma-negra
 
Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Painho de Wilson
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina Painho-de-ventre-branco
White-bellied Storm Petrel Fregetta grallaria Painho-de-barriga-branca Rare/Accidental
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Pa?ho-de-cauda-quadrada
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro Painho-da-ilha-da-madeira
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Painho-de-cauda-forcada
 
Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Mergulh?-pequeno
 
Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Flamingo-comum
 
Threskiornithidae
Waldrapp Geronticus eremita ?is-calva Rare/Accidental Critically endangered
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus ?is-preta Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Colhereiro Rare/Accidental
 
Ardeidae
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Gar?-pequena Rare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Soc?taquari Rare/Accidental
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Papa-ratos Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Garca-vaqueira
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Gar?-real
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Gar?-azul-grande Rare/Accidental
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Gar?-roxa
Great Egret Ardea alba Gar?-branca-grande Rare/Accidental
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia Gar?-branca-interm?ia Rare/Accidental
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca Gar?-preta Rare/Accidental
Snowy Egret Egretta thula Garcinha-branca Rare/Accidental
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Gar?-branca-pequena
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis Gar?-dos-recifes Rare/Accidental
 
Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Rabo de palha
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Rabo-de-palha-de-bico-laranja
 
Fregatidae
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Fragata-comum
 
Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Ganso-patola Rare/Accidental
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Atob?grande Extirpated
Red-footed Booby Sula sula Atob?de-p?vermelho Rare/Accidental
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Alcatraz
 
Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Corvo-marinho-de-faces-brancas Extirpated
 
Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Peneireiro-vulgar
Greater Cape Verde Kestrel Falco alexandri
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Falc?-peregrino
 
Accipitridae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus ?uia-pesqueira
Red Kite Milvus milvus Milhafre-real Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans Milhafre-preto
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Abutre do Egipto
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus Tartaranh?-ruivo-dos-pauis
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Tartaranh?-ca?dor
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo ?uia-d'asa-redonda
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus B?eo-mouro Rare/Accidental
 
Rallidae
Little Crake Porzana parva Franga-d'?ua-bastarda
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Galinha-d'?ua
 
Haematopodidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Ostraceiro
 
Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus pernilongo-de-costas-negras
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Alfaiate Rare/Accidental
 
Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Abibe-comum Rare/Accidental
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria Tarambola-dourada
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Batuirucu Rare/Accidental
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Tarambola-dourada-pequena Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Tarambola-cinzenta
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Borrelho-grande-de-coleira
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Borrelho-semipalmado Rare/Accidental
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Borrelho-pequeno-de-coleira
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus Borrelho de testa branca Rare/Accidental
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Borrelho-de-coleira-interrompida
 
Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Galinhola
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Narceja-galega Rare/Accidental
Great Snipe Gallinago media Narceja-real Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Narceja-comum Rare/Accidental
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Ma?rico-de-bico-direito Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Fuselo
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Ma?rico-galego
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Ma?rico-real Rare/Accidental
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Perna-vermelha-escuro Rare/Accidental
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Perna-vermelha-comum
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Perna-verde-fino
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Perna-verde-comum
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Perna-amarela-grande Rare/Accidental
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Perna-amarela-pequeno Rare/Accidental
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus P?saro-bique-bique
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Ma?rico-solit?io Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Ma?rico-bastardo
Common Redshank Actitis hypoleucos Ma?rico-das-rochas
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Rola-do-mar
Red Knot Calidris canutus Seixoeira Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba Pilrito-sanderlingo
Little Stint Calidris minuta Pilrito-pequeno
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Pilrito de Temminck Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Pilrito-peitoral Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Pilrito-de-bico-comprido
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Pilrito-escuro
Dunlin Calidris alpina Pilrito-comum
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Combatente
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Falaropo-de-bico-fino Rare/Accidental
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Falaropo-de-bico-grosso
 
Glareolidae
Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor Corredor
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola Perdiz-do-mar
 
Laridae
Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans Gaivota-de-patas-amarelas
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Gaivota-d'asa-escura
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Guincho-comum
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei Gaivota-de-bico-fino Rare/Accidental
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini Gaivota de Sabine
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Gaivota-trid?tila
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica Gaivina-de-bico-preto Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Gaivina-de-bico-vermelho
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis Garajau-comum
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus Garajau-real Rare/Accidental
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Andorinha-do-mar-r?ea
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Andorinha-do-mar-comum
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Andorinha-do-mar-?ctica
Little Tern Sterna albifrons Andorinha-do-mar-an?/font> Rare/Accidental
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Andorinha-do-mar-escura
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Gaivina-de-faces-brancas
 
Stercorariidae
Great Skua Stercorarius skua Moleiro-grande
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Moleiro-pomarino
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Moleiro-paras?ico
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Moleiro-de-cauda-comprida Rare/Accidental
 
Alcidae
Guillemot/Common Murre Uria aalge Arau-comum
 
Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Pombo-dom?tico
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur Rola-comum
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata Rola de olhos vermelhos
 
Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Periquito-de-colar Rare/Accidental
 
Cuculidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Cuco-rabilongo
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Cuco-canoro
 
Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Coruja-das-torres
 
Strigidae
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Coruja-do-nabal Rare/Accidental
 
Apodidae
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Andorinh?-real Rare/Accidental
Alexander's Swift Apus alexandri Endemic
Common Swift Apus apus Andorinh?-preto
Plain Swift Apus unicolor Andorinh?-da-serra Rare/Accidental
 
Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Rolieiro-comum Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus Rolieiro-de-bico-amarelo Rare/Accidental
 
Alcedinidae
Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala Guarda-rios-de-cabeca-cinzenta
 
Meropidae
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus Abelharuco-de-garganta-vermelha Rare/Accidental
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Abelharuco-comum Rare/Accidental
 
Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Poupa Rare/Accidental
 
Corvidae
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis
 
Hirundinidae
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola Andorinha-das-barreiras-africana Rare/Accidental
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Andorinha-das-barreiras Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Andorinha-das-chamin?
House-Martin Delichon urbicum Andorinho-dos-beirais Rare/Accidental
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Andorinha-d?rica Rare/Accidental
 
Alaudidae
Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura
Raso Island Lark Alauda razae Endemic Critically endangered
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps
 
Sylviidae
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia Felosa-malhada Rare/Accidental
Cape Verde Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus brevipennis Endemic Endangered
Booted Warbler Iduna caligata Felosa-c?ica
Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida Felosa-p?ida Rare/Accidental
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Felosa-musical Rare/Accidental
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Felosa-comum Rare/Accidental
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Toutinegra-de-barrette-preto
Desert Warbler Sylvia nana Toutinegra do Sara Rare/Accidental
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis Papa-amoras-comum Rare/Accidental
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata Toutinegra-tomilheira
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans Toutinegra-carrasqueira Rare/Accidental
 
Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Estorinho-malhado Rare/Accidental
 
Turdidae
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Tordo-comum Rare/Accidental
 
Muscicapidae
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Rouxinol-comum Rare/Accidental
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Rabirruivo-de-testa-branca Rare/Accidental
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Chasco-cinzento Rare/Accidental
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Papa-moscas-cinzento Rare/Accidental
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Papa-moscas-preto Rare/Accidental
 
Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Pardal
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis Pardal-espanhol
Cape Verde Sparrow Passer iagoensis Endemic
 
Ploceidae
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus Tecel?-malhado Rare/Accidental
 
Estrildidae
Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala Granadeiro de bico vermelho
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus Rare/Accidental
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Bico-de-lacre Introduced species
 
Motacillidae
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Alv?la-amarela Rare/Accidental
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Alv?la-branca
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Petinha-dos-campos Rare/Accidental
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Petinha-das-?vores Rare/Accidental
 
Fringillidae
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Pintassilgo Introduced species
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus Pintarroxo-trombeteiro Rare/Accidental

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