Although Cape Verde is not particularly known for its great diversity of terrestrial avifauna, it nevertheless has some endemisms that can only be found here and nowhere else in the world. Several of these endemic species can be seen in the Desertas Islands.
As one of the most endangered species of passerines in the world, the Calhandra-do-ilhéu-Raso endemic to Cape Verde, is the target of a large-scale conservation project aimed at the recovery of its populations.About it
Unique among birds of prey for its exclusive diet of live fish and its ability to dive into the water to catch them. For this reason, Guincho is often mistaken for a sea bird, when it is actually a bird of prey.About it