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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 Sibley & Monroe 1996. 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: 103
Number of endemics: 6
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 3

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Scaly FrancolinPternistis squamatus
Harlequin QuailCoturnix delegorguei

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Malachite KingfisherAlcedo cristata
Principe KingfisherAlcedo naisEndemic
White-bellied KingfisherAlcedo leucogaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Halcyonidae

Blue-breasted KingfisherHalcyon malimbica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Grey ParrotPsittacus erithacus
Red-headed LovebirdAgapornis pullariusExtirpated

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Sao Tome Olive-PigeonColumba thomensisEndemic (country/region) Endangered
African Olive-PigeonColumba arquatrix
Sao Tome Bronze-naped PigeonColumba malherbiiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Lemon DoveAplopelia larvata
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
African Green-PigeonTreron calva

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Charadriidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CICONIIFORMES: Laridae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernSterna fuscata
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black KiteMilvus migrans
Yellow-billed KiteMilvus parasitus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Falconidae

Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CICONIIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
CICONIIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantPhalacrocorax africanus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber
Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CICONIIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Olive IbisBostrychia olivacea
Dwarf Olive IbisBostrychia bocageiExtirpated Critically endangered

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian Golden-OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled DrongoDicrurus modestus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Olivaceous ThrushTurdus olivaceofuscusEndemic (country/region)
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Dohrn's FlycatcherHorizorhinus dohrniEndemic
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Chestnut-winged StarlingOnychognathus fulgidus
Principe Glossy-StarlingLamprotornis ornatusEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Sand MartinRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Banded MartinRiparia cinctaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Northern House-MartinDelichon urbicaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Olive SunbirdNectarinia olivacea
Principe SunbirdNectarinia hartlaubiiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
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
Chestnut-breasted NegrofinchNigrita bicolor
Blue-breasted CordonbleuUraeginthus angolensisIntroduced species
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Bronze MuniaSpermestes cucullatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

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

 

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