Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina
Country checklist and status
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ABC and other checklists
You can download and print an ABC / Dowsett checklist for Seychelles. The ABC lists follow the taxonomic sequence and names of Birds of Africa Volumes I-VII and are kept up to date with published and peer-reviewed records.
As of 1st July 2011, the Seychelles Bird Records Committee has recorded 255 species on the Seychelles list. These comprise resident landbirds and waterbirds (47 species), breeding seabirds (18 species), annual migrants (27 species), occasional visitors (156 species) and extinctions (7 species).
See Seychelles Birds Records Committee for the full checklist. See also BETTS M (2002) and SKERRETT A et al (2006).
|Seychelles Kestrel||Falco araea|
|Seychelles Blue Pigeon||Alectroenas pulcherrima|
|Seychelles Scops Owl||Otus insularis|
|Seychelles Swiftlet||Aerodramus elaphrus|
|Seychelles Bulbul||Hypsipetes crassirostris|
|Seychelles Magpie-Robin||Copsychus sechellarum|
|*Aldabra Warbler||Nesillas aldabrana|
|Seychelles Warbler||Acrocephalus sechellensis|
|Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher||Terpsiphone corvina|
|Seychelles Sunbird||Cinnyris dussumieri|
|Seychelles White-eye||Zosterops modestus|
|Aldabra Drongo||Dicrurus aldabranus|
|Seychelles Fody||Foudia sechellarum|
* Note that Aldabra Warbler Nesillas aldabrana is on the ABC checklist but it is now thought to be extinct.
Near endemic species (found in 3 countries at most)
|White-throated Rail||Dryolimnas cuvieri||A|
|Comoro Blue Pigeon||Alectroenas sganzini||A|
|Madagascar Turtle Dove||Streptopelia picturata|
|Lesser Vasa Parrot||Coracopsis (nigra) barklyi|
|Souimanga Sunbird||Cinnyris souimanga||A|
A = found only on Aldabra in The Seychelles.
|Madagascar Pond Heron||Ardeola idae||Endangered|
|Seychelles Kestrel||Falco araea||Vulnerable|
|Seychelles Scops Owl||Otus insularis||Endangered|
|Seychelles Swiftlet||Aerodramus elaphrus||Vulnerable|
|Seychelles Magpie-Robin||Copsychus sechellarum||Critical|
|Seychelles Warbler||Acrocephalus sechellensis||Vulnerable|
|Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher||Terpsiphone corvina||Critical|
|Seychelles White-eye||Zosterops modestus||Critical|
Note that Madagascar Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri is sometimes considered a separate species and endangered.
The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd.