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A Review of the Red List Status of Endemic Birds of São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, with each of its main two islands listed as separate Endemic Bird Areas (BirdLife International 2018b,c). The country’s native birds include 14 globally threatened species (16% of … Continue reading

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Sao Tome White-eye (Zosterops feae): revise global status?

Endemic to the island of São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sao Tome White-eye (Zosterops feae) was recently split from Principe White-eye (Zosterops focedulinus) (del Hoyo and Collar 2016). It is predominantly a forest species, preferring mid- to high-altitude areas, … Continue reading

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Sao Tome Thrush (Turdus olivaceofuscus): revise global status?

Sao Tome Thrush (Turdus olivaceofuscus) is endemic to the island of São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe. Favouring the lowlands, it inhabits predominantly forest habitats, mainly primary and secondary forest, but will also occur in shaded plantations, orchards, dry woodland … Continue reading

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Sao Tome Green-pigeon (Treron sanctithomae): request for information.

Sao Tome Green-pigeon (Treron sanctithomae) is now only found on the island of São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe having formerly also occurred on the nearby Ilhéu das Rolas. It is predominantly a forest species, but will tolerate some forest … Continue reading

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Principe White-eye (Zosterops ficedulinus): revise global status?

Principe White-eye (Zosterops ficedulinus) is endemic to the island of Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe. It was recently split from Sao Tome White-eye (Zosterops feae) (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) and at the time was assessed as Vulnerable under criterion … Continue reading

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Principe Speirops (Zosterops leucophaeus): revise global status?

Principe Speirops (Zosterops leucophaeus) is endemic to the island of Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe, and is currently listed as Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2018). It is considered to be a forest species, and as such has been considered to … Continue reading

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Giant Weaver (Ploceus grandis): revise global status?

Giant Weaver (Ploceus grandis) is endemic to the island of São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, occurring throughout a range of habitat types from forest and plantations to degraded habitats, although seldom in savanna (Craig 2018). Recent surveys even resulted … Continue reading

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Giant Sunbird (Dreptes thomensis): revise global status?

Giant Sunbird (Dreptes thomensis) is endemic to São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe. A predominantly primary forest species, it occurs in both lowland and montane forest up to 2,000m, although with some records from the forest-edge of cultivated areas and … Continue reading

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