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Remarkable São Tomé and Príncipe

Date posted: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The re-discovered São Tomé Grosbeak and other remarkable findings on these islands

BirdLife team working in São Tomé's richly biodiverse forests © BirdLife

On first inspection, the São Tomé Grosbeak Crithagra concolor might appear drab, unassuming, maybe even unremarkable. But first impressions can be deceiving. It is in fact one of the most endangered bird species on the planet, and was not sighted for over 100 years between 1890 and 1991, when it was rediscovered in the forests bordering Rio Xufexufe in the south-west of São Tomé. Read more here.

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