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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:29 -- abc_admin

Country checklist and status


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 Equatorial Guinea 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 also contains the BOU checklist for the islands of Bioko and Annobón.

Endemic species

Annobón White-eye Zosterops griseovirescens a
Fernando Po Speirops Speirops brunneus b

Some authorities raise Annobón Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone smithii but the African Bird Club treats this as a subspecies of Red-bellied Paradise-Flycatcher T. (rufiventer) smithii. Some authorities raise Fernando Po Swift Apus sladeniae but the African Bird Club treats this as a subspecies African Black Swift A. (barbatus) sladeniae.

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

São Tomé Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba malherbii a
Mountain Saw-wing Psalidoprocne fuliginosa b
Black-capped Woodland Warbler Phylloscopus herberti  
Verreaux’s Batis Batis minima  
Ursula’s Sunbird Cinnyris ursulae b
Fernando Po Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi b

a indicates that the species is found on Annobón, not the mainland
b indicates that the species is found on Bioko, not the mainland.

Threatened species

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Grey-necked Picathartes Picathartes oreas Vulnerable
Annobón White-eye Zosterops griseovirescens Vulnerable
Fernando Po Speirops Speirops brunneus Vulnerable

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 Equatorial Guinea’s threatened species, see BirdLife International.

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