Cape Verde

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Cape Verde is an island country located off the west coast of Africa. Its territory encompasses 10 islands and several islets.
Their national network of protected areas covers approximately 6% of the territory.
In Cape Verde regularly occurs over 40 species of birds, of which 5 are endemic species and 7 are endemic subspecies.

Ornithological importance

In Cape Verde regularly occurs over 40 species of birds, which 5 are endemic species: the Cape Verde Shearwater (Calonectris edwardsii), the Iago Sparrow (Passer iagoensis), the Raso Lark (Alauda razae), the Cape Verde Warbler (Acrocephalus brevipennis), the Alexander's Swift (Apus alexandri) and 7 are endemic subspecies: the Bourne's Heron (Ardea purpurea bournei), the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus madens), the Barn Owl (Tyto alba detorta), the Greater Hoopoe-lark (Alaemon alaudipes boavistae), the Bar-tailed Lark (Ammomanes cinctura cinctura), the Black-crowned Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix nigriceps nigriceps) and the Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala acteon). Another point, occurrence of Gon-gon (Pterodroma feae) which is an endemic species of Macaronesia and the existence of important seabird colonies, such as the Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), the Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis), the White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina) and the Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus).

Geographic information

15.983193°, -23.758578°


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