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Socotra

 

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Number of species: 108
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 3
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Rare/Accidental
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Vulnerable
Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Rare/Accidental
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis Rare/Accidental
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Rare/Accidental
Striated Heron Butorides striata
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Rare/Accidental
Garganey Anas querquedula Rare/Accidental
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Near-threatened
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor
Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Rare/Accidental
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura Rare/Accidental
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Sanderling Calidris alba Rare/Accidental
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus Near-threatened
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Rare/Accidental
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested-Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Rare/Accidental
Bruce's Green-Pigeon Treron waalia
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis
Socotra Scops Owl Otus socotranus  
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicus Rare/Accidental
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Common Swift Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
Forbes-Watson's Swift Apus berliozi
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Rare/Accidental
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Rare/Accidental
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Socotra Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus Endemic Near-threatened
Socotra Warbler Incana incanus Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Rare/Accidental
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Nectariniidae
Socotra Sunbird Chalcomitra balfouri Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Zosteropidae
White-breasted White-eye Zosterops abyssinicus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
 
Passeriformes.: Malaconotidae
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Pied Crow Corvus albus
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Somali Starling Onychognathus blythii
Socotra Starling Onychognathus frater Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Golden-winged Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi
Socotra Bunting Emberiza socotrana Endemic Vulnerable

 

 

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