Gulf of Guinea Islands Principe

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Number of species: 94
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 1
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Rare/Accidental
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Rare/Accidental
Great Egret Ardea alba Rare/Accidental
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca Rare/Accidental
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Black Kite Milvus migrans
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Scaly Francolin Francolinus squamatus
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
African Crake Crecopsis egregia Rare/Accidental
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Rare/Accidental
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Rare/Accidental
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Black Noddy Anous minutus
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix
Sao Tome Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba malherbii
Lemon Dove Columba larvata
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius Extirpated
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus Rare/Accidental
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Rare/Accidental
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas Rare/Accidental
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Sao Tome Spinetail Zoonavena thomensis
African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Little Swift Apus affinis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica
Principe Kingfisher Alcedo nais
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Banded Martin Riparia cincta Rare/Accidental
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Rare/Accidental
House-Martin Delichon urbicum Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Olivaceous Thrush Turdus olivaceofuscus Near-threatened
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Bocage's Longbill Amaurocichla bocagei Endemic Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Dohrn's Thrush-Babbler Horizorhinus dohrni Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Nectariniidae
Principe Sunbird Anabathmis hartlaubii Endemic
Eastern Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra olivacea
Western Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra obscura
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
Black-capped Speirops Speirops lugubris
Principe Speirops Speirops leucophoeus Endemic Near-threatened
S? Tom?White-eye Zosterops ficedulinus Vulnerable
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Dicruridae
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Principe Glossy-Starling Endemic
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus
 
Passeriformes.: Ploceidae
Principe Golden-Weaver Ploceus princeps Endemic
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus Introduced species
Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops Extirpated
Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
Golden-backed Bishop Euplectes aureus
White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Blue-breasted Cordonbleu Uraeginthus angolensis
Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
Principe Seedeater Serinus rufobrunneus

 

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