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Bioko (Fernando Po)

This checklist includes all bird species found in Bioko (Fernando Po) , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Bioko (Fernando Po)
Number of species: 216
Number of endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 2

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisExtirpated

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorgueiRare/Accidental
Blue QuailCoturnix adansonii

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental
Cape GannetMorus capensisVulnerable

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African DarterAnhinga rufaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Palm-nut VultureGypohierax angolensis
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
White-backed VultureGyps africanusRare/Accidental Endangered
Red-chested GoshawkAccipiter toussenelii
Chestnut-flanked SparrowhawkAccipiter castanilius
Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrecopsis egregiaRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleni
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulata

 
GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Buff-spotted FlufftailSarothrura elegans

 
GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African FinfootPodica senegalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

African JacanaActophilornis africanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Little StintCalidris minuta
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Rock PratincoleGlareola nuchalis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Damara TernSternula balaenarumNear-threatened
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Common TernSterna hirundo
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
Cameroon PigeonColumba sjostedti
Lemon DoveColumba larvata
Red-eyed DoveStreptopelia semitorquata
Blue-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur afer
Tambourine DoveTurtur tympanistria
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Musophagidae

Great Blue TuracoCorythaeola cristata
Yellow-billed TuracoTauraco macrorhynchus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Red-chested CuckooCuculus solitarius
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaas
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
YellowbillCeuthmochares aereus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Fraser's Eagle-OwlBubo poensis
African Wood-OwlStrix woodfordii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged NightjarCaprimulgus vexillariusRare/Accidental
Black-shouldered NightjarCaprimulgus nigriscapularis
Fiery-necked NightjarCaprimulgus pectoralis

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Sabine's SpinetailRhaphidura sabini
Cassin's SpinetailNeafrapus cassini
African SwiftApus barbatus
Little SwiftApus affinis
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Bar-tailed TrogonApaloderma vittatum

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

White-bellied KingfisherCorythornis leucogaster
Chocolate-backed KingfisherHalcyon badia
Woodland KingfisherHalcyon senegalensis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-moustached Bee-eaterMerops mentalisNear-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus
Blue-throated RollerEurystomus gularis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Black-casqued HornbillCeratogymna atrata

 
PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Speckled TinkerbirdPogoniulus scolopaceus
Yellow-throated TinkerbirdPogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped TinkerbirdPogoniulus bilineatus

 
PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Least HoneyguideIndicator exilis

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Tullberg's WoodpeckerCampethera tullbergi
Buff-spotted WoodpeckerCampethera nivosa
Elliot's WoodpeckerDendropicos elliotii
Gray WoodpeckerDendropicos goertae

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

Gray-headed BroadbillSmithornis sharpei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Chestnut Wattle-eyePlatysteira castanea
Black-necked Wattle-eyePlatysteira chalybea
Fernando Po BatisBatis poensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

African Shrike-flycatcherMegabyas flammulatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Luehder's BushshrikeLaniarius luehderiIntroduced species
Mountain Sooty BoubouLaniarius poensis
Fuelleborn's BoubouLaniarius fuelleborni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Gray CuckooshrikeCoracina caesia
Blue CuckooshrikeCyanograucalus azureus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus
Black-winged OrioleOriolus nigripennis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled DrongoDicrurus modestus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-headed Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone rufiventer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied CrowCorvus albus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Picathartidae

Gray-necked RockfowlPicathartes oreasVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Lesser Striped-SwallowCecropis abyssinica
Mountain SawwingPsalidoprocne fuliginosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

White-bellied Crested-FlycatcherElminia albiventris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Slender-billed GreenbulStelgidillas gracilirostris
Golden GreenbulCalyptocichla serinus
Lesser BristlebillBleda notatus
Cameroon Mountain GreenbulArizelocichla montanaNear-threatened
Western Mountain-GreenbulArizelocichla tephrolaema
Red-tailed GreenbulCriniger calurus
Plain GreenbulEurillas curvirostris
Yellow-whiskered GreenbulEurillas latirostris
Little GreenbulEurillas virens
Cameroon Olive-GreenbulPhyllastrephus poensis
Icterine GreenbulPhyllastrephus icterinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Yellow LongbillMacrosphenus flavicans
Gray LongbillMacrosphenus concolor
Green HyliaHylia prasina
Tit-hyliaPholidornis rushiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Black-capped Woodland-WarblerPhylloscopus herberti
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Greater Swamp-WarblerAcrocephalus rufescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Evergreen-forest WarblerBradypterus lopezi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Black-capped ApalisApalis nigriceps
Masked ApalisApalis binotata
Buff-throated ApalisApalis rufogularis
Gray ApalisApalis cinerea
White-tailed WarblerPoliolais lopeziNear-threatened
Yellow-browed CamaropteraCamaroptera superciliaris
Olive-green CamaropteraCamaroptera chloronota
Green LongtailUrolais epichlorus
Rufous-crowned EremomelaEremomela badiceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

African Hill BabblerSylvia abyssinica
Garden WarblerSylvia borin

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

African Yellow White-eyeZosterops senegalensis
Fernando Po SpeiropsZosterops brunneusEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Pale-breasted IlladopsisIlladopsis rufipennis
Blackcap IlladopsisIlladopsis cleaveri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Promeropidae

Gray-chested IlladopsisKakamega poliothorax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Forest-FlycatcherFraseria ocreata
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Dusky-brown FlycatcherMuscicapa adusta
Yellow-footed FlycatcherMuscicapa sethsmithi
Fire-crested AletheAlethe diademata
White-bellied Robin-ChatCossyphicula roberti
Brown-chested AlethePseudalethe poliocephala
Forest RobinStiphrornis erythrothorax
Bocage's AkalatSheppardia bocagei
African StonechatSaxicola torquatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Rufous Flycatcher-ThrushNeocossyphus fraseri
White-tailed Ant-ThrushNeocossyphus poensis
Olive ThrushTurdus olivaceus
African ThrushTurdus pelios

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Splendid Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis splendidus
Chestnut-winged StarlingOnychognathus fulgidus
Waller's StarlingOnychognathus walleri
Narrow-tailed StarlingPoeoptera lugubris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Scarlet-tufted SunbirdDeleornis fraseri
Little Green SunbirdAnthreptes seimundi
Green SunbirdAnthreptes rectirostris
Collared SunbirdHedydipna collaris
Blue-throated Brown SunbirdCyanomitra cyanolaema
Cameroon SunbirdCyanomitra oritis
Western Olive SunbirdCyanomitra obscura
Carmelite SunbirdChalcomitra fuliginosa
Green-throated SunbirdChalcomitra rubescens
Olive-bellied SunbirdCinnyris chloropygius
Tiny SunbirdCinnyris minullus
Northern Double-collared SunbirdCinnyris reichenowi
Ursula's SunbirdCinnyris ursulaeNear-threatened
Bates's SunbirdCinnyris batesi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Mountain WagtailMotacilla clara
African Pied WagtailMotacilla aguimp
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Oriole FinchLinurgus olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Northern Gray-headed SparrowPasser griseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-crowned MalimbeMalimbus coronatus
Red-headed MalimbeMalimbus rubricollis
Black-necked WeaverPloceus nigricollis
Black-billed WeaverPloceus melanogaster
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatus
Maxwell's Black WeaverPloceus albinucha
Forest WeaverPloceus bicolor
Brown-capped WeaverPloceus insignis
Yellow BishopEuplectes capensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Pale-fronted NigritaNigrita luteifrons
Gray-headed NigritaNigrita canicapillus
White-breasted NigritaNigrita fusconotus
Fernando Po OlivebackNesocharis shelleyi
Green-backed TwinspotMandingoa nitidula
Red-faced Crimson-wingCryptospiza reichenovii
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild
Black-crowned WaxbillEstrilda nonnula
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus
Black-and-white MannikinSpermestes bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

 

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