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:

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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