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

Other names: Ilhas de Sotavento

Number of species: 145
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 4
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Lesser MoorhenGallinula angulataRare/Accidental
Common CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Madeiran Storm-petrelHydrobates castro
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous
Swinhoe's Storm-petrelHydrobates monorhisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianaRare/Accidental
Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataRare/Accidental
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: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutusRare/Accidental
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmiiRare/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
Little EgretEgretta garzettaIntroduced species
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
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
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanusRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
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
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Grey-headed KingfisherHalcyon leucocephala

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusEndemic (country/region)
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Black-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix nigriceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Cape Verde WarblerAcrocephalus brevipennisEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 

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