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Fri, 25/01/2013 - 11:44 -- abc_admin

Masked Booby Sula dactylatra

George Island, St Helena

Image Credit: 
Beau Rowlands

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 Saint Helena 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.

Endemic species

St Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae

Indigenous species

Madeiran Storm-petrel Oceanodroma castro  
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus  
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra  
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster  
Common Moorhen Gallinula choropus  
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus winter visitor
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus winter visitor
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata  
Black Noddy Anous minutus  
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus  
Fairy Tern Gygis alba  

Introduced species

Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Feral Pigeon

Columba livia

Peaceful Dove Geopelia striata
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Madagascar Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora

Common Waxbill

Estrilda astrild
Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris

Threatened species

St Helena Plover Charadrius sanctaehelenae Critical

The lists of endemic, indigenous, introduced and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including (BirdLife International 2000) and (Rowlands et al 1998).

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