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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 27841nullnull4
Barlavento checklist 20101nullnull5
Boa Vista checklist 11201nullnull4
Santo Antão checklist 6101nullnull5
Paúl checklist 5101nullnull3
Porto Novo checklist 5701nullnull4
Ribeira Grande checklist 5401205
Sal checklist 17001nullnull4
São Nicolau checklist 7501nullnull4
Tarrafal de São Nicolau checklist 5901nullnull3
Raso Islet checklist 4901nullnull1
Ribeira Brava checklist 5800nullnull3
Branco Islet checklist 1401nullnull0
São Vicente checklist 10601nullnull4
São Vicente checklist 7500nullnull3
Santa Luzia checklist 2100nullnull0
Sotavento checklist 14401nullnull4
Maio checklist 7901nullnull2
Brava checklist 5801nullnull2
Cima Islet checklist 2400nullnull0
Grande Islet checklist 500nullnull0
Santiago checklist 13301nullnull3
Praia (former) checklist 9201nullnull3
Praia checklist 8601nullnull4
Ribeira Grande de Santiago checklist 6400nullnull4
São Domingos checklist 6801302
Santa Catarina (former county) checklist 8301nullnull3
Santa Catarina checklist 6000nullnull4
São Lourenço dos Órgãos checklist 6200nullnull4
Santa Cruz (former county) checklist 10301nullnull3
Santa Cruz checklist 9900nullnull4
São Salvador do Mundo checklist 7900nullnull3
São Miguel checklist 6601nullnull2
Tarrafal checklist 8301nullnull2
Fogo checklist 5901nullnull2
São Filipe (former) 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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