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Species

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:59 -- abc_admin
Príncipe_Golden_Weaver

female Príncipe Golden Weaver Ploceus princeps

one of several endemic species on the island of Príncipe

Image Credit: 
John Caddick

Country checklist and status

iGoTerra

We are delighted that our Corporate Sponsor iGoTerra has made its country checklists, including subspecies (IOC or Clements) as well as all other species groups like mammals, butterflies etc. available through the ABC website. The only thing required is a Basic membership / registration which is free of charge. Go to São Tomé and Príncipe checklists. If you are already a member of iGoTerra, you will be taken directly to the country page. In case you are not a member, you will be redirected automatically to the registration form and from there can go straight to the country page.

The Gulf Of Guinea Conservation Group website at http://www.ggcg.st also contains the BOU checklist for the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Endemic species

São Tomé Green Pigeon Treron sanctithomae s
São Tomé Olive Pigeon Columba thomensis s
São Tomé Scops Owl Otus hartlaubi s
São Tomé Spinetail Zoonavena thomensis s/p
Príncipe Kingfisher

Alcedo nais

p
São Tomé Kingfisher Alcedo thomensis s
Gulf of Guinea Thrush Turdus olivaceofuscus s/p
São Tomé Short-tail Amaurocichla bocagei

s

São Tomé Prinia Prinia molleri s
São Tomé Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrochalybeia s
Dohrn's Thrush-Babbler Horizorhinus dohrni p
Príncipe Sunbird Anabathmis hartlaubii p
Newton`s Sunbird Anabathmis newtonii s
Giant Sunbird Dreptes thomensis s
Príncipe White-eye Zosterops ficedulinus s/p
São Tomé Fiscal Lanius newtoni s
São Tomé Speirops Speirops lugubris s
Príncipe Speirops Speirops leucophaeus p
São Tomé Oriole Oriolus crassirostris s
Príncipe Glossy Starling Lamprotornis ornatus p
Príncipe Golden Weaver Ploceus princeps p
Giant Weaver Ploceus grandis s
São Tomé Weaver Ploceus sanctithomae s
Príncipe Seedeater Serinus rufobrunneus s/p
São Tomé Grosbeak Neospiza concolor s

Dwarf Olive Ibis Bostrychia bocagei, which is endemic to São Tomé and thought to be a full species by some authorities, is considered to be a subspecies of Olive Ibis Bostrychia (olivacea) bocagei by the African Bird Club. It is considered critically endangered by BirdLife International.

s indicates that the species is found only on São Tomé
p indicates that the species is found only on Príncipe
s/p indicates that the species is found on both islands

Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)

São Tomé Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba malherbii a
Golden-backed Bishop Euplectus aureus  

a indicates that this species is also found on Annobón island

Threatened species

São Tomé Olive Pigeon Columba thomensis Vulnerable
São Tomé Scops Owl Otus hartlaubi Vulnerable
São Tomé Short-tail Amaurocichla bocagei Vulnerable
Giant Sunbird Dreptes thomensis Vulnerable
Príncipe White-eye Zosterops ficedulinus Vulnerable
São Tomé Fiscal Lanius newtoni Critical
São Tomé Oriole Oriolus crassirostris Vulnerable
São Tomé Grosbeak Neospiza concolor Critical

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. For further information on the threatened species, see BIrdLife International.

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