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São Tomé and Príncipe - Birding checklist

BIRD LIST
Taxonomic order and nomenclature follow Clements, 6th edition updated 2007. Birds that are marked with (GO) were seen by the guide only. Birds that are marked with (H) were only heard. Thanks to Christian Boix of Tropical Birding for compiling this list.

PELECANIFORMES: Phaethonitidae
1 White-tailed Tropicbird Phaeton lepturus

PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
2 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
3 Long-tailed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus

CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae
4 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
5 Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis
6 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
7 Striated Heron Butorides striata

CICONIIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
8 Olive Ibis Bostrychia olivacea

FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
9 Black Kite Milvus migrans

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
10 Scaly Francolin (H) Francolinus squamatus
11 Harlequin Quail (H, GO) Coturnix delegorguei

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
12 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
13 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
14 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
15 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
16 Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
17 Black Noddy Anous minutus
18 Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
19 Royal Tern Sterna maxima

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
20 Rock Pigeon Columba livia
21 Maroon Pigeon Columba thomensis
22 São Tomé Pigeon Columba malherbii
23 Lemon Dove Columba larvata
24 Forest Dove Columba simplex
25 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
26 São Tomé Green-Pigeon Treron sanctithomae
27 African Green-Pigeon Treron calvus

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
28 Red-headed Lovebird Agapornis pullarius
29 Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus

CUCULIFORMES : Cuculidae
30 Klaas's Cuckoo (H) Chrysococcyx klaas

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
31 São Tomé Scops-Owl Otus hartlaubi

APODIFORMES: Apodidae
32 São Tomé Spinetail Zoonavena thomensis
33 African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus
34 Little Swift Apus affinis
35 Fernando Po Swift/African (Black) Swift Apus sladeniae

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
36 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
37 White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster
38 Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae
39 Olivaceous Thrush Turdus olivaceofuscus

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae
40 São Tomé Prinia Prinia molleri

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae
41 Bocage's Longbill Amaurocichla bocagei

PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae
42 São Tomé Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrochalybeia

PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae
43 Dohrn's Thrush-Babbler Horizorhinus dohrni

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae
44 Principe Sunbird Anabathmis hartlaubii
45 Newton's Sunbird Anabathmis newtonii
46 São Tomé Sunbird Dreptes thomensis
47 Western Olive Sunbird Cyanomitra obscura

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae
48 Black-capped Speirops Speirops lugubris
49 Principe Speirops Speirops leucophoeus
50 São Tomé White-eye Zosterops ficedulinus

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae
51 São Tomé Oriole Oriolus crassirostris

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae
52 Newton's Fiscal Lanius newtoni

PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae
53 Velvet-mantled Drongo Dicrurus modestus

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae
54 Splendid Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis splendidus
55 Principe Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis ornatus
56 Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae
57 Principe Golden-Weaver Ploceus princeps
58 Vitelline Masked-Weaver Ploceus vitellinus
59 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
60 Giant Weaver Ploceus grandis
61 São Tomé Weaver Ploceus sanctithomae
62 Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
63 Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
64 Golden-backed Bishop Euplectes aureus
65 White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus

PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae
66 Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor
67 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
68 Blue-breasted Cordonbleu Uraeginthus angolensis
69 Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullatus

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae
70 São Tomé Grosbeak Neospiza concolor
71 Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
72 Principe Seedeater Serinus rufobrunneus
Brown Booby, Sete Pedras, São Tomé
Brown Booby, Sete Pedras, São Tomé