Endemic Animals of Comoros








Livingstone's fruit bat
Livingstone's fruit bat
Livingstone's fruit bat, also called the Comoro flying fox, is a megabat in the genus Pteropus. It is an Old World fruit bat found only in the Anjouan and Mohéli islands in the Union of the Comoros in the western Indian Ocean. It is the largest and rarest bat of all Comorian species. Its preferred habitat is montane forest above 200 metres on Mohéli and above 500 metres on Anjouan, the destruction of which is a major threat to the bat p ...
opulation. As of 2003, the total population was estimated at 1,200 individuals. Other threats to the bats' survival include storms, hunting, and their struggles to readapt to new habitats. The black-bearded flying fox is believed to be one of the closest relatives of Livingstone's fruit bats, but experts differ as to whether or not these species belong to the same species group. No subspecies have been recognized.
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Livingstone's fruit bat
Miniopterus griveaudi
Miniopterus griveaudi
Miniopterus griveaudi is a bat in the genus Miniopterus found on Grande Comore and Anjouan in the Comoros and in northern and western Madagascar. First described in 1959 from Grande Comore as a subspecies of the mainland African M. minor, it was later placed with the Malagasy M. manavi. However, morphological and molecular studies published in 2008 and 2009 indicated that M. manavi as then defined contained five distinct, unrelated species, and ...
M. griveaudi was redefined as a species occurring on both Madagascar and the Comoros. With a forearm length of 35 to 38 mm, M. griveaudi is a small Miniopterus. It is usually dark brown, but sometimes reddish. The tragus is narrow and ends in a rounded tip. The uropatagium appears virtually naked. In the skull, the palate is concave and the rostrum is rounded. The species occurs up to 480 m above sea level on Madagascar, often in karstic areas. In the Comoros, it reaches 890 m and roosts in lava tubes as well as shallower caves. Females collected on Grande Comore in November were pregnant, but data on reproduction is limited and suggests individual and inter-island variation.
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Miniopterus griveaudi
Anjouan scops owl
Anjouan scops owl
The Anjouan scops owl is an owl endemic to the island of Anjouan in the Comoro Islands.
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Anjouan scops owl
Humblot's flycatcher
Humblot's flycatcher
Humblot's flycatcher or the Grand Comoro flycatcher, is a small passerine bird belonging to the Old World flycatcher family. It is the only member of its genus. Humblot's flycatcher is endemic to the island of Grand Comoro in the Comoros where it inhabits forest on the slopes of Mount Karthala. The scientific name commemorates the French naturalist Léon Humblot.
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Humblot's flycatcher
Mayotte scops owl
Mayotte scops owl
The Mayotte scops owl is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to the island of Mayotte in the Comoros.
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Mayotte scops owl
Comoros fody
Comoros fody
The Comoros fody, also known as the red-headed fody, is a species of passerine bird in the family Ploceidae. It is found in the Comoros. The taxon aldabrana, was previously often considered a subspecies of the Comoros fody. Previously, the forest fody from Madagascar was considered a subspecies of the Comoros fody.
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Comoros fody
Humblot's sunbird
Humblot's sunbird
Humblot's sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is endemic to the islands of Grand Comoro and Mohéli in the Comoros.
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Humblot's sunbird
Mayotte white-eye
Mayotte white-eye
The Mayotte white-eye or chestnut-sided white-eye is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is now found only on Mayotte in the Comoro Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
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Mayotte white-eye
Anjouan sunbird
Anjouan sunbird
The Anjouan sunbird is a species of bird in the sunbird family, Nectariniidae. It is endemic to Anjouan island in the Comoros, where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Anjouan sunbird
Grand Comoro brush warbler
Grand Comoro brush warbler
The Grand Comoro brush warbler is a species of Old World warbler in the family Acrocephalidae. It is found in Comoros and Mayotte. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Grand Comoro brush warbler
Karthala scops owl
Karthala scops owl
The Karthala scops owl, also known as the Grand Comoro scops owl or Comoro scops owl, is a small, scops owl endemic to the island of Grande Comore in the Comoro Islands.
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Karthala scops owl
Comoros olive pigeon
Comoros olive pigeon
The Comoros olive pigeon, also known as the Comoro olive pigeon, is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is found in Comoros and Mayotte. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.
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Comoros olive pigeon
Moheli scops owl
Moheli scops owl
The Moheli scops owl is a scops owl endemic to the island of Mohéli, one of the Comoro Islands.
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Moheli scops owl
Anjouan sparrowhawk
Anjouan sparrowhawk
The Anjouan sparrowhawk, also known as Anjouan Island sparrowhawk, Ndzuwani goshawk or Joanna Island goshawk is a subspecies of Frances's sparrowhawk . It is endemic to the Comoros island of Anjouan. It was thought to be extinct until searches in the 1980s and in 2005 confirmed that it is still extant.
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Anjouan sparrowhawk
Comoros green pigeon
Comoros green pigeon
The Comoros green pigeon is a bird in the family Columbidae. It was previously thought to be conspecific with the Madagascar green pigeon .
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Comoros green pigeon
Comoros thrush
Comoros thrush
The Comoros thrush is a species of bird in the family Turdidae. It is found in the Comoros Islands in the south western Indian Ocean.
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Comoros thrush
Karthala white-eye
Karthala white-eye
The Karthala white-eye, also known as the Mount Karthala white-eye, Grand Comore white-eye, or Comoro white-eye, is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. As suggested by its name, it is endemic to Philippia heath woodland growing on Mount Karthala on the island of Grand Comore in the Comoros. Mount Karthala is an active volcano and future eruptions pose a serious threat to the Karthala white-eye. The bird is further threatened by ...
human-induced habitat loss.
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Karthala white-eye
Moheli bulbul
Moheli bulbul
The Moheli bulbul is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is endemic to the Indian Ocean island of Mohéli. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Until 2011, it was classified as a subspecies of the Grand Comoro bulbul. It is also considered a sister species to the Seychelles bulbul.
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Moheli bulbul
Moheli brush warbler
Moheli brush warbler
The Moheli brush warbler is a species of Old World warbler in the family Acrocephalidae. It is found only in Comoros. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Moheli brush warbler
Kirk's white-eye
Kirk's white-eye
Kirk's white-eye is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to the Comoros Islands. It was previously considered a subspecies of the Malagasy white-eye.
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Kirk's white-eye
Phelsuma comorensis
Phelsuma comorensis
Phelsuma comorensis Boettger, 1913 is a species of geckos that lives on the island Grande Comore and typically dwells on trees. It feeds on insects and nectar.
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Phelsuma comorensis
Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra
Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra
Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra Boettger, 1913 is a small diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in the Comoros and typically inhabits trees and bushes. Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra feeds on insects and nectar.
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Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra
Trachylepis comorensis
Trachylepis comorensis
Trachylepis comorensis is a species of skink. It is found in the Comoro Islands, Madagascar and Mozambique.
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Trachylepis comorensis
Lycodryas maculatus
Lycodryas maculatus
Lycodryas maculatus, also known commonly as the spotted tree snake, is a species of snake in the family Lamprophiidae. The species is endemic to the Comoros. It is harmless to humans.
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Lycodryas maculatus
Lycodryas cococola
Lycodryas cococola
Lycodryas cococola is a species of snakes of the family Lamprophiidae.
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Lycodryas cococola
Grand Comoro day gecko
Grand Comoro day gecko
The Grand Comoro Day Gecko is a small diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in the Comoros and typically inhabits trees and bushes. The Grand Comoro day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.
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Grand Comoro day gecko
Anjouan Island day gecko
Anjouan Island day gecko
Anjouan Island day gecko is a small diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in the Comoros and typically inhabits trees and bushes. The Anjouan Island day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.
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Anjouan Island day gecko
Comoro worm snake
Comoro worm snake
The Comoro worm snake is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.
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Comoro worm snake
Comoro rousette
Comoro rousette
The Comoro rousette is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae endemic to the Comoros Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, caves, plantations, and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Comoro rousette
Anjouan myotis
Anjouan myotis
The Anjouan myotis is a species of vesper bat. It is found only in Comoros.
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Anjouan myotis