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This checklist includes all bird species found in São Vicente , 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: São Vicente [map]

Other names: Concelho de São Vicente, Concelho de Sao Vicente

Number of species: 115
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 4
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alexander's SwiftApus alexandriEndemic (country/region)
Common SwiftApus apus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
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

Cape Verde PetrelPterodroma feaeBreeding endemic
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Cape Verde ShearwaterCalonectris edwardsiiBreeding endemic Near-threatened
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusRare/Accidental
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
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
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 cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
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
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusEndemic (country/region)
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
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: Alaudidae

Thick-billed LarkRamphocoris clotbeyRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Black-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Raso Island LarkAlauda razaeEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 

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