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Gulf of Guinea Islands

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Mainland Equatorial Guinea,   Islands Annobon     Bioko     Principe    Sao Tome

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Number of species: 288

Number of endemics: 26
Number of globally threatened species: 12
Number of introduced species: 1
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Mergulh?-pequeno
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis Pardela-de-bico-preto
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Pardela-preta Near-threatened
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Painho de Wilson
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Pa?ho-de-cauda-quadrada
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro Painho-da-ilha-da-madeira
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Rabo de palha Rare/Accidental
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus Rabo-de-palha-de-bico-laranja
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Cape Gannet Morus capensis Atob?do-cabo Vulnerable
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Atob?grande
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Alcatraz
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus Mergulhao serpente
 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster Mergulh?-serpente
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Gar?-real Rare/Accidental
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Gar?-roxa Rare/Accidental
Great Egret Ardea alba Gar?-branca-grande Rare/Accidental
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca Gar?-preta Rare/Accidental
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Gar?-branca-pequena
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis Gar?-dos-recifes
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Papa-ratos Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Garca-vaqueira
Striated Heron Butorides striata Socozinho
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Gar?-pequena
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Cegonha-branca Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea
Hadada Ibis Bostrychia hagedash Singanga
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Flamingo-comum
Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Flamingo-pequeno Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Marreca-peba
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Pato-de-crista Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus ?uia-pesqueira
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus B?io-vespeiro Rare/Accidental
Black Kite Milvus migrans Milhafre-preto
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis Abutre-das-palmeiras
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Grifo do cabo Rare/Accidental
Red-chested Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Falc?-de-p?-vermelhos Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Falc?-peregrino
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Scaly Francolin Francolinus squamatus
Double-spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus
Red-necked Francolin Francolinus afer Francolim-de-gola-vermelha
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei Codorniz-arlequim
 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris Fraca da Guin?/font> Introduced species
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Buff-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura elegans Frango-de-agua-elegante
African Rail Rallus caerulescens Frango-d'?ua-africano
African Crake Crecopsis egregia Codorniz?-africano Rare/Accidental
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Caim? de Allen
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Galinha-d'?ua
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata Galinha-d'?ua-pequena
 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae
African Finfoot Podica senegalensis Pes-de-barbatana
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Perdiz-do-mar-d'asa-preta Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis Perdiz-do-mar-escura
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica Tarambola-dourada-pequena
Eurasian Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria Tarambola-dourada
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Tarambola-cinzenta
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Borrelho-grande-de-coleira
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Borrelho-pequeno-de-coleira Rare/Accidental
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus Borrelho de testa branca Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Narceja-comum Rare/Accidental
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Fuselo
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Ma?rico-galego
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Ma?rico-real Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Ma?rico-das-rochas
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus P?saro-bique-bique Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Perna-verde-comum
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Perna-verde-fino
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Ma?rico-bastardo
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Perna-vermelha-comum
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Rola-do-mar Rare/Accidental
Sanderling Calidris alba Pilrito-sanderlingo
Little Stint Calidris minuta Pilrito-pequeno
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Pilrito-peitoral
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Pilrito-de-bico-comprido
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Andorinha-do-mar-preta
Black Noddy Anous minutus Trinta-r?s-preto
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Andorinha-do-mar-escura
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Gaivina-de-dorso-castanho
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Gaivina-preta
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Gaivina-d'asa-branca
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Gaivina-de-faces-brancas
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Garajau-comum Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Moleiro-pomarino Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Pombo-dom?tico
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix Pombo-d'olho-amarelo
Cameroon Olive-Pigeon Columba sjostedti
Maroon Pigeon Columba thomensis Endemic Vulnerable
Sao Tome Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba malherbii Endemic
Lemon Dove Columba larvata Rola-canela
Forest Dove Columba simplex Endemic
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata Rola de olhos vermelhos
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis Rola do Senegal
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer Rola-de-manchas-azuis
Tambourine Dove Turtur tympanistria Rola-de-papo-branco
Sao Tome Green-Pigeon Treron sanctithomae Endemic
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus Pombo-verde-africano
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius Inseparavel de cabeca vermelha
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus papagaio-do-congo
 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata Tauraco grande
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus Cuco-jacobino Rare/Accidental
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Cuco-rabilongo Rare/Accidental
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius Cuco-de-peito-vermelho
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Cuco-canoro Rare/Accidental
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas Cuco de Klaas
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus Cuco-esmeraldino
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius Cuco-bronzeado-maior
Yellowbill Ceuthmochares aereus Cucal-verde
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Coruja-das-torres
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis Mocho-de-orelhas-africano
Sao Tome Scops-Owl Otus hartlaubi Endemic Vulnerable
Fraser's Eagle-Owl Bubo poensis Bufo de Fraser
African Wood-Owl Strix woodfordii Coruja-da-floresta
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis Noitibo musical
Pennant-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx vexillarius Noitibo-de-estandarte Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus Andorinh?-de-shoa
Sao Tome Spinetail Zoonavena thomensis Endemic
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini Rabo espinhoso de sabine
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini Rabo espinhoso de Cassin
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus Andorinh?-de-palmeiras
Little Swift Apus affinis Andorinh?-pequeno
 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata Pica-peixe-de-poupa
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia
Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis Guarda-rios-dos-bosques
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica Guarda-rios-de-peito-azul
Giant Kingfisher  Megaceryle maximus Guarda rios gigantes
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Guarda rios malhados
Principe Kingfisher Alcedo nais
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Blue-headed Bee-eater Merops muelleri
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Rolieiro-comum Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis Rolieiro de garganta azul
 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata
 
PICIFORMES: Capitonidae
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus Barbadinho malhado
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus Barbadinho de garganta amarela
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus bilineatus Barbadinho de uropigio aramelo
 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae
Least Honeyguide Indicator exilis Indicador pigmeu
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Tullberg's Woodpecker Campethera tullbergi
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa Pica pau malhado
Elliot's Woodpecker Dendropicos elliotii Pica pau de Elliot
 
Passeriformes.: Eurylaimidae
Grey-headed Broadbill Smithornis sharpei
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Mountain Sawwing Psalidoprocne fuliginosa
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Andorinha-das-barreiras Rare/Accidental
Banded Martin Riparia cincta Andorinha de colar Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Andorinha-das-chamin?
House-Martin Delichon urbicum Andorinho-dos-beirais Rare/Accidental
Lesser Striped-Swallow Cecropis abyssinica Andorinha-estriada-pequena
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Petinha-das-?vores
African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp Alveola africana
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Alv?la-amarela
Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara Alveola de cauda comprida
 
Passeriformes.: Campephagidae
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Coracina caesia Picanco cuco cinzento
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
Cameroon Greenbul Andropadus montanus Near-threatened
Little Greenbul Andropadus virens Bulbul pequeno
Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris Bulbul camaron?
Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus gracilirostris Bulbul de bico fino
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Andropadus latirostris Bulbul de bigodes amarelos
Grey-throated Greenbul Andropadus tephrolaemus
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serina Bulbul dourado
Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens
Cameroon Olive-Greenbul Phyllastrephus poensis
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus
Lesser Bristlebill Bleda notatus
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus
Eastern Bearded-Greenbul Criniger chloronotus
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush Neocossyphus fraseri Pisco formigueiro ruivo
White-tailed Ant-Thrush Neocossyphus poensis Pisco-formigueiro-de-cauda-branca
Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus Tordo-oliv?eo
Olivaceous Thrush Turdus olivaceofuscus Endemic Near-threatened
African Thrush Turdus pelios
Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala Pisco de peito castanho
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe castanea
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
S? Tom?Prinia Prinia molleri Endemic
Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis
Grey Apalis Apalis cinerea
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Cameroon Scrub-Warbler Bradypterus lopezi Felosa de lopes
Greater Swamp-Warbler Acrocephalus rufescens Rouxinol-grande-dos-p?tanos
White-tailed Warbler Poliolais lopezi Near-threatened
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor
Bocage's Longbill Amaurocichla bocagei Endemic Vulnerable
Green Hylia Hylia prasina
Black-capped Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus herberti
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Felosa-musical
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Felosa-assobiadeira
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Felosa-das-figueiras
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Papa-moscas-cinzento
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta Papa-moscas-sombrio
Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax
Bocage's Akalat Sheppardia bocagei Pisco de Bocaje
White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti
African Stonechat Saxicola torquatus Cartaxo-comum
 
Passeriformes.: Platysteiridae
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea
Black-necked Wattle-eye Platysteira chalybea
Fernando Po Batis Batis poensis
West African Batis Batis occulta
 
Passeriformes.: Monarchidae
White-bellied Crested-Flycatcher Elminia albiventris
Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer
S? Tom?Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrochalybeia Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Picathartidae
Grey-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Blackcap Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri
Pale-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis rufipennis
Grey-chested Illadopsis Kakamega poliothorax
African Hill-Babbler Pseudoalcippe abyssinica
Dohrn's Thrush-Babbler Horizorhinus dohrni Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Remizidae
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae
 
Passeriformes.: Nectariniidae
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird Deleornis fraseri Beija flor de tufos escarlates
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi
Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris
Collared Sunbird Hedydipna collaris Beija-flor-de-colar
Principe Sunbird Anabathmis hartlaubii Endemic
Newton's Sunbird Anabathmis newtonii Endemic
S? Tom?Sunbird Dreptes thomensis Endemic Vulnerable
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema Beija-flor-castanho-de-garganta-azul
Cameroon Sunbird Cyanomitra oritis
Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea Beija-flor-oliv?eo
Western Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra obscura
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens Beija-flor-de-garganta-verde
Olive-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris chloropygius Beija flor de barriga verde
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi
Ursula's Sunbird Cinnyris ursulae Near-threatened
Bates's Sunbird Cinnyris batesi Beija-flor-de-Bates
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Black-capped Speirops Speirops lugubris
Fernando Po Speirops Speirops brunneus Endemic Vulnerable
Principe Speirops Speirops leucophoeus Endemic Near-threatened
African Yellow White-eye Zosterops senegalensis Olho-branco-amarelo
S? Tom?White-eye Zosterops ficedulinus Endemic Vulnerable
Annobon White-eye Zosterops griseovirescens Endemic Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus Papa-figos
Sao Tome Oriole Oriolus crassirostris Endemic Vulnerable
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis Papa figos de asa preta
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor Pican?-pequeno Rare/Accidental
Newton's Fiscal Lanius newtoni Endemic Critically endangered
 
Passeriformes.: Malaconotidae
Mountain Boubou Laniarius poensis
Fuelleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni
 
Passeriformes.: Dicruridae
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis Drongo-de-cauda-forcada
Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Pied Crow Corvus albus Gralha-seminarista
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Splendid Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis splendidus Estorninho esplendido
Principe Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis ornatus Endemic
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus Estorninho do bosque
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus Pardal de cabeca cinzenta
 
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis Tecel? de cabeca vermelha
Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis Tecel? de pescoco preto
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster
Principe Golden-Weaver Ploceus princeps Endemic
Vitelline Masked-Weaver Ploceus vitellinus
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus Tecel?-malhado
Giant Weaver Ploceus grandis Endemic
Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha
Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor Tecel? de dorso escuro
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis
S? Tom?Weaver Ploceus sanctithomae Endemic
Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops Quelea de cabeca vermelha
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus Bispo de coroa vermelha
Golden-backed Bishop Euplectes aureus Bispo de dorso amarelo
Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis Viuva de uropigio amarelo
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus Vi?a-d'asa-branca
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Pale-fronted Negrofinch Nigrita luteifrons
Grey-headed Negrofinch Nigrita canicapillus
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor
White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus
Fernando Po Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi
Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula Pintadinha-verde
Red-faced Crimson-wing Cryptospiza reichenovii Asa-vermelha-de-mascarilha
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Bico-de-lacre
Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula
Blue-breasted Cordonbleu Uraeginthus angolensis Peito-celeste
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus Freirinha-bronzeada
Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
 
Passeriformes.: Viduidae
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura Viuvinha
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
S? Tom?Grosbeak Neospiza concolor Endemic Critically endangered
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus canario-de-testa-amarela
Thick-billed Seedeater Serinus burtoni Can?io de bico grosso
Principe Seedeater Serinus rufobrunneus Endemic

 

 

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