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Number of species. This table provides the number of species found in this region, based on the Howard and Moore (2003, rev. 2008) taxonomy. To view the full species list, click on the name of a region.
Region name Number of species endemics breeding endemics globally threatened extinct introduced
Cape Verde checklist 270411104
Barlavento checklist 15601605
Boa Vista checklist 10601404
Santo Antão checklist 5801205
Paúl checklist 5001202
Porto Novo checklist 5601204
Ribeira Grande checklist 5401205
Sal checklist 11101202
São Nicolau checklist 7201404
Tarrafal de São Nicolau checklist 5801303
Ribeira Brava checklist 5500302
São Vicente checklist 10401304
São Vicente checklist 7300003
Santa Luzia checklist 1400000
Sotavento checklist 13601404
Maio checklist 6801201
Brava checklist 5501302
Santiago checklist 12501403
Praia checklist 8901403
Praia checklist 8201304
Ribeira Grande de Santiago checklist 6200403
São Domingos checklist 6801302
Santa Catarina (former county) checklist 8201303
Santa Catarina checklist 5900304
São Lourenço dos Órgãos checklist 6100303
Santa Cruz (former county) checklist 10101402
Santa Cruz checklist 9700403
São Salvador do Mundo checklist 7800303
São Miguel checklist 6501302
Tarrafal checklist 8001302
Fogo checklist 5701302
São Filipe checklist 5401302
São Filipe checklist 5201303
Santa Catarina do Fogo checklist 4901302
Mosteiros checklist 5001300

Cape Verde has 13 endemic species: The following species are endemic to the region of Cape Verde. You can search the web for site locations and information about them by clicking on the species name. (b) denotes a breeding endemic, and † an extinct species.

Fea's Petrel (b)
Cape Verde Shearwater (b)
Cape Verde Purple Heron
Cape Verde Kite
Cape Verde Buzzard
Lesser Cape Verde Kestrel
Greater Cape Verde Kestrel
Cape Verde Peregrine Falcon
Cape Verde Barn Owl
Alexander's Swift
Cape Verde Swamp-Warbler
Razo Lark
Iago Sparrow


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