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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:43 -- 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 Tristan da Cunha 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

*Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi
Gough Moorhen Gallinula nesiotis
Tristan Thrush Nesocichla eremita
Gough Bunting Rowettia goughensis
Tristan Bunting Nesospiza acunhae
Grosbeak Bunting Nesospiza wilkinsi

*Breeding endemic

Tristan Albatross Diomedea (exulans) dabbenena (endangered), Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Diomedea (chlororhynchos) chlororhynchos (endangered) and Spectacled Petrel Procellaria (aequinoctialis) conspicillata (critical) are considered to be full species by some authorities and as such would be endemic to Tristan da Cunha.

The ABC checklist treats them as subspecies of Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans, Yellow-nosed Albatross Diomedea chlororhynchos and White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis respectively.

Near endemic species (found in 3 countries at most)

There are no near endemic species.

Threatened species

Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Vulnerable
Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Endangered
Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta Vulnerable
Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi Vulnerable
Gough Moorhen Gallinula nesiotis Vulnerable
Gough Bunting Rowettia goughensis Vulnerable
Tristan Bunting Nesospiza acunhae Vulnerable
Grosbeak Bunting Nesospiza wilkinsi Vulnerable

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