Bostrychia olivacea rothschildi Bannerman, 1919:6

Príncipe dwarf olive ibis, Rothschild's olive ibis (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lampibris olivacea rothschildi Bannerman, 1919:6; Lampibris rothschildi Bannerman, 1919:6; Bostrychia bocagei rothschildi Bannerman, 1919:6


Conservation Status

Last record: 1901

Rediscovered in 1971 (Szabo et al. 2012); 10 August 1991 (Sargeant, 1994:98)



Príncipe, São Tomé e Principe


Biology & Ecology




[url=]RMNH 110.099[/url] (female)






Original scientific description:

(Bannerman) 1919 Bull.Br.Orn.Club 40 p.6

Other references:

Billerman, S. M., Keeney, B. K., Rodewald, P. G., & Schulenberg, T. S. (2022). Birds of the world. Retrieved from

Dickinson, E. C. (ed.). (2003) The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the  World. Christopher Helm, London.

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Jones, P. and Tye, A. (2006). The Birds of São Tomé & Príncipe, with Annobon islands of the Gulf of Guinea. Oxford: British Ornithologists' Union (Petersborough) & B.O.C.

Matheu, E., del Hoyo, J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2013). Olive Ibis (Bostrychia olivacea). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2013). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Sargeant, Dave. (1994). Recent ornithological observations from São Tomé and Príncipe Islands. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 1(2): 96-102. [Abstract]

Szabo, J.K., Khwaja, N., Garnett, S.T., Butchart, S.H.M. (2012). Global Patterns and Drivers of Avian Extinctions at the Species and Subspecies Level. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47080. [Table S3]


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