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Principe

This checklist includes all bird species found in Principe , 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: Principe
Number of species: 102
Number of endemics: 7
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 3

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Scaly FrancolinFrancolinus squamatus
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpureaRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Black HeronEgretta ardesiacaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striata

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Olive IbisBostrychia olivacea

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black KiteMilvus migrans

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrecopsis egregiaRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulataRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusRare/Accidental
White-fronted PloverCharadrius marginatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusRare/Accidental
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Rameron PigeonColumba arquatrix
Maroon PigeonColumba thomensisEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Sao Tome PigeonColumba malherbiiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Lemon DoveColumba larvata
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calvus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pied CuckooClamator jacobinusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental
Klaas's CuckooChrysococcyx klaasRare/Accidental
African Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx cupreus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Sao Tome SpinetailZoonavena thomensisEndemic (country/region)
Little SwiftApus affinis
African Palm-SwiftCypsiurus parvus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malachite KingfisherCorythornis cristatus
White-bellied KingfisherCorythornis leucogaster
Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusExtirpated
Gray ParrotPsittacus erithacus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled DrongoDicrurus modestus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Banded MartinRiparia cinctaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylvidae

Dohrn's Thrush-BabblerSylvia dohrniEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Black-capped SpeiropsZosterops lugubrisEndemic (country/region)
Principe SpeiropsZosterops leucophoeusEndemic Near-threatened
Principe White-eyeZosterops ficedulinusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Principe ThrushTurdus xanthorhynchusEndemic Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Principe Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis ornatusEndemic
Chestnut-winged StarlingOnychognathus fulgidus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Principe SunbirdAnabathmis hartlaubiiEndemic
Western Olive SunbirdCyanomitra obscura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted CanarySerinus mozambicus
Principe SeedeaterSerinus rufobrunneusEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Principe Golden-WeaverPloceus princepsEndemic
Vitelline Masked-WeaverPloceus vitellinus
Village WeaverPloceus cucullatusIntroduced species
Red-headed QueleaQuelea erythropsExtirpated
Black-winged BishopEuplectes hordeaceus
Golden-backed BishopEuplectes aureus
White-winged WidowbirdEuplectes albonotatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Chestnut-breasted NigritaNigrita bicolor
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Blue-breasted CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisIntroduced species
Bronze MannikinSpermestes cucullatus

 

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