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This checklist includes all bird species found in Barlavento , 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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Barlavento [map]

Other names: Ilhas de Barlavento

Number of species: 213
Number of breeding endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Number of introduced species: 5
Last modified: 2022-07-26
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

BuffleheadBucephala albeolaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Wood PigeonColumba palumbusRare/Accidental
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisRare/Accidental
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melbaRare/Accidental
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental
Plain SwiftApus unicolorRare/Accidental
Alexander's SwiftApus alexandriEndemic (country/region)
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African CrakeCrex egregiaRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulataRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marina

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castro
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
Cape Verde PetrelPterodroma feaeBreeding endemic
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertaRare/Accidental Endangered
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Cape Verde ShearwaterCalonectris edwardsiiIntroduced species Near-threatened
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Black HeronEgretta ardesiacaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
Ascension Island FrigatebirdFregata aquilaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaRare/Accidental
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursorIntroduced species
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus
Great SkuaStercorarius skua

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVulnerable
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusRare/Accidental
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquillaRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusEndemic (country/region)
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitorRare/Accidental
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensisRare/Accidental
Cape Verde SparrowPasser iagoensisEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisRare/Accidental
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaRare/Accidental
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Striated BuntingFringillaria striolataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Thick-billed LarkRamphocoris clotbeyRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Black-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Raso Island LarkAlauda razaeEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaRare/Accidental
Isabelline WarblerIduna opacaRare/Accidental
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglottaRare/Accidental
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusRare/Accidental
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusRare/Accidental
Cape Verde WarblerAcrocephalus brevipennisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Preuss's SwallowPetrochelidon preussiRare/Accidental
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaRare/Accidental
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
African Desert WarblerCurruca desertiRare/Accidental
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca currucaRare/Accidental
Western Subalpine WarblerCurruca inornataRare/Accidental
Common WhitethroatCurruca communisRare/Accidental
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleucaRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaRare/Accidental
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelosRare/Accidental
RedwingTurdus iliacusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 

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