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Bostrychia bocagei (Chapin, 1923)

Dwarf ibis, Dwarf olive ibis, São Tomé ibis

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1928 (Collar & Stuart, 1985; Jones & Tye, 2006)

Rediscovered in 1990 (Atkinson et al., 1991)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

 

 

Distribution

São Tomé and Principe

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

A very rare photograph of this species: http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/blog/2017/02/25/discovering-the-remarkable-nature-of-sao-tome-and-principe/

 

References

Original scientific description:

(Chapin) 1923 Am.Mus.Novit. no.84 p.5 fig.2A,3A


Other references:

Anon. 2011. Oil palm concession threatens São Tomé endemics. Wordl Birdwatch 33(3): 7.

Atkinson, P. W., Peet, N. B. and Alexander, J. (1991). The status and conservation of the endemic bird species of Sao Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa. Bird Conservation International 1: 255-282.

Barros, N. (2013). Mapping a palm oil company's effect on local biodiversity in São Tomé and Príncipe. BirdLife Africa Newsletter 13(7): 13.

BirdLife International. (2016). Bostrychia bocagei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22697478A93615797. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697478A93615797.en. Downloaded on 13 February 2017.

Borrow, N. and Demey, R. (2001). Birds of Western Africa. London: Christopher Helm.

Lo Cascio, Pietro. (2021). Ornithological observations from São Tomé and Príncipe islands (Gulf of Guinea, West Africa). Biodiversity Journal 12(4): 765-775. https://doi.org/10.31396/Biodiv.Jour.2021.12.4.765.775

Christy, P. and Clarke, W. V. (1998). Guide des Oiseaux de Sao Tome et Principe. ECOFAC, Sao Tome.

Collar, Nigel J. and Butchart, Stuart H. M. (2013). Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

Collar Nigel J. and Stuart, S. N. (1985). Threatened Birds of Africa and related islands. ICBP–IUCN, Cambridge.

Dallimer, M., King, T. and Atkinson, R. J. (2009). Pervasive threats within a protected area: conserving the endemic birds of São Tomé, West Africa. Animal Conservation 12: 209-219.

del Hoyo, J., Elliot, A. and Sargatal, J. (1992). Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Jones, P. J. and Tye, A. (2006). The birds of São Tomé & Príncipe with Annobón, islands of the Gulf of Guinea. B.O.U. Checklist Series 22, BOU-BOC, Oxford.

Maia, H., Gascoigne, A., de Deus, D. and de Lima, R. F. (2014). Notes on the breeding ecology and conservation of the Critically Endangered Dwarf Olive Ibis Bostrychia bocagei. Bull. Afr. Bird Club 21(2): 202-205.

Olmos, F. and Turshak, L. (2007). Final report on the fact-finding trip to Angola and Sao Tome and Principe July-August 2007.

Ward-Francis, A., Costa, L., Sampaio, H. and Lima, R. (2015). Reducing the extinction risk of the three Critically Endangered birds of São Tomé. Interim Report AFR-1411 - F14AP00529. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves, University of Lisbon.

 

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