Endemic Animals of Seychelles








Seychelles black parrot
Seychelles black parrot
The Seychelles black parrot, Praslin parrot or kato nwar is a sombre-coloured, medium-sized parrot endemic to the Seychelles. Historically, it has been treated as a subspecies of the lesser vasa parrot, although it shows morphological, ecological and behavioural differences. Recent phylogenetic research indicates that the Seychelles population has a long history of isolation and may be sister to the rest of Coracopsis. It is the national bird of ...
the Seychelles.
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Seychelles black parrot
Seychelles blue pigeon
Seychelles blue pigeon
The Seychelles blue pigeon, also known as the Seychelles blue fruit dove, is a medium-sized pigeon which inhabits woodland areas of the granitic Seychelles archipelago.
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Seychelles blue pigeon
Seychelles scops owl
Seychelles scops owl
The Seychelles scops owl, also known as bare-legged scops owl or syer is a rare scops owl species, which only occurs in the Morne Seychellois National Park on the Seychelles island of Mahé.
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Seychelles scops owl
Seychelles fody
Seychelles fody
The Seychelles fody is a small yellowish songbird that are native to the Seychelles islands of Cousin Island, Cousine Island, Frégate Island, and have been introduced to Aride Island, D'Arros Island and as of 2004 Denis Island. Their natural habitat is woodland, but they have adapted to living in such habitats as coconut plantations and gardens.
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Seychelles fody
Seychelles bulbul
Seychelles bulbul
The Seychelles bulbul is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is a common endemic species of the Seychelles, breeding on Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette as well as some smaller islands.
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Seychelles bulbul
Seychelles sunbird
Seychelles sunbird
The Seychelles sunbird is a small passerine from the sunbird family. It is named after the French explorer Jean-Jacques Dussumier. It is native to the Seychelles, where it is known as kolibri in Seychellois Creole. This bird is placed in the genus Cinnyris by some authorities and in Nectarinia by others. Although this bird has a limited range, it is described as common and has a stable population, so the International Union for Conservation of ...
Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern".
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Seychelles sunbird
Seychelles kestrel
Seychelles kestrel
The Seychelles kestrel is a small bird of prey belonging to the genus Falco in the falcon family, Falconidae. It is endemic to the Seychelles Islands where it is the only breeding bird of prey. It is known in Seychellois Creole as the katiti after its loud, shrill call.
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Seychelles kestrel
Seychelles paradise flycatcher
Seychelles paradise flycatcher
The Seychelles paradise flycatcher is a rare bird from the genus of paradise flycatchers within the family Monarchidae. It is a forest-dwelling bird endemic to the Seychelles where it is native to the island of La Digue. Males have glossy black plumage with elongated tail feathers, while females are reddish-brown with pale underparts and no long tail feathers. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists this bird as being ...
"Vulnerable" and attempts have been made to increase its numbers by relocating some individuals to Denis Island, another island in the Seychelles archipelago.
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Seychelles paradise flycatcher
Seychelles warbler
Seychelles warbler
The Seychelles warbler, also known as Seychelles brush warbler, is a small songbird found on five granitic and corraline islands in the Seychelles. It is a greenish-brown bird with long legs and a long slender bill. It is primarily found in forested areas on the islands. The Seychelles warbler is a rarity in that it exhibits cooperative breeding, or alloparenting; which means that the monogamous pair is assisted by nonbreeding female helpers. A ...
few decades ago the Seychelles warbler was on the verge of extinction, with only 26 birds surviving on Cousin Island in 1968. Due to conservation efforts there are more than 2500 of the species alive today with viable populations on Denis, Frégate, Cousine and Aride Islands, as well as Cousin Island.
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Seychelles warbler
Seychelles magpie-robin
Seychelles magpie-robin
The Seychelles magpie-robin is a medium-sized endangered bird from the granitic Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.
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Seychelles magpie-robin
Aldabra drongo
Aldabra drongo
The Aldabra drongo is a species of bird in the drongo family Dicruridae. It is endemic to Seychelles, where it occurs only on the island of Aldabra. It has a small population of only around 1000 birds.
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Aldabra drongo
Seychelles swiftlet
Seychelles swiftlet
The Seychelles swiftlet is a small bird of the swift family. It is found only in the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean.
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Seychelles swiftlet
Seychelles white-eye
Seychelles white-eye
The Seychelles white-eye is a rare warbler-like perching bird from the family of white-eyes . It is endemic to the Seychelles. At one time thought to be extinct, it was rediscovered and is now listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.
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Seychelles white-eye
Aldabra fody
Aldabra fody
The Aldabra fody is a passerine bird in the family Ploceidae. It is endemic to Aldabra Island in the Indian Ocean.
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Aldabra fody
Aldabra white-eye
Aldabra white-eye
The Aldabra white-eye is a bird species in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to the island of Aldabra in the Indian Ocean.
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Aldabra white-eye
Gardiner's Seychelles frog
Gardiner's Seychelles frog
Gardiner's Seychelles frog is a small frog of the family Sooglossidae and endemic to the Seychelles. It is named after John Stanley Gardiner, English zoologist and oceanographer.
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Gardiner's Seychelles frog
Seychelles frog
Seychelles frog
The Seychelles frog is a species of frog endemic to Mahé, Silhouette and Praslin islands in the Seychelles. It inhabits the floor of damp rainforest at altitudes from 150 m to 991 m above sea level. Higher altitude sites are considered to be more climatically stable and more suitable. The species is present in Morne Seychellois National Park, Silhouette National Park and Praslin National Park.
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Seychelles frog
Seychelles palm frog
Seychelles palm frog
The Seychelles palm frog is a species of frog that is endemic to Silhouette Island in the Seychelles. It is closely related to Gardiner's frog, Sechellophryne gardineri.
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Seychelles palm frog
Seychelles treefrog
Seychelles treefrog
The Seychelle Islands treefrog or Seychelles treefrog is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, rivers, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, plantations, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forest, and irrigated land.
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Seychelles treefrog
Grandisonia alternans
Grandisonia alternans
Grandisonia alternans is a species of caecilian in the family Indotyphlidae, endemic to the Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin, Frégate, and La Digue.
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Grandisonia alternans
Frigate Island caecilian
Frigate Island caecilian
The Frigate Island caecilian is a species of amphibians in the family Indotyphlidae, endemic to Seychelles, where it is the most widespread caecilian species. It is found on all the islands with amphibians, namely Mahé, Praslin, Silhouette, Ste. Anne, Curieuse, La Digue, Cerf, and Frégate.
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Frigate Island caecilian
Hypogeophis brevis
Hypogeophis brevis
Hypogeophis brevis is a species of caecilian formerly included in the genus Grandisonia and found on the islands of Mahé and Silhouette in the Seychelles. It is known only from two specimens collected on Mahé in 1910 and more collected recently from Silhouette.
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Hypogeophis brevis
Praslinia
Praslinia
Praslinia cooperi, or Cooper's black caecilian, is a species of caecilian in the family Indotyphlidae. It is monotypic in the genus Praslinia. It is found on Mahé and Silhouette Islands in the Seychelles. An old reported sighting on its namesake Praslin is not known to be correct.
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Praslinia
Grandisonia sechellensis
Grandisonia sechellensis
Grandisonia sechellensis is a species of caecilian in the family Indotyphlidae. It is endemic to the Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin, and Silhouette.
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Grandisonia sechellensis
Grandisonia larvata
Grandisonia larvata
Grandisonia larvata is a species of caecilian in the family Indotyphlidae, endemic to the Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin, La Digue, and Silhouette.
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Grandisonia larvata
Centrochelys burchardi
Centrochelys burchardi
The Tenerife giant tortoise is an extinct species of cryptodire turtle in the family Testudinidae endemic to the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.
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Centrochelys burchardi
Seychelles giant day gecko
Seychelles giant day gecko
Seychelles giant day gecko is diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives on the island Praslin in the Seychelles and typically inhabits trees and dwellings. The Seychelles giant day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.
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Seychelles giant day gecko
Phelsuma astriata
Phelsuma astriata
Phelsuma astriata, the Seychelles day gecko or stripeless day gecko is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae endemic to the Seychelles.
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Phelsuma astriata
Seychelles skink
Seychelles skink
The Seychelles skink is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. It is endemic to the Seychelles.
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Seychelles skink
Giant bronze gecko
Giant bronze gecko
The giant bronze gecko is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae endemic to Seychelles.
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Giant bronze gecko
Seychelles bronze gecko
Seychelles bronze gecko
The Seychelles bronze gecko is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae endemic to Seychelles.
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Seychelles bronze gecko
Seychelles wolf snake
Seychelles wolf snake
The Seychelles wolf snake is a species of snake in the superfamily Colubroidea. It is monotypic within the genus Lycognathophis. The New Latin name, Lycognathophis, is derived from the Greek words λύκος meaning "wolf", γνάθος meaning "jaw", and όφις meaning "snake", referring to the snake's dentition.
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Seychelles wolf snake
Seychelles house snake
Seychelles house snake
The Seychelles house snake is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. It is endemic to Seychelles.
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Seychelles house snake
Phelsuma sundbergi
Phelsuma sundbergi
Phelsuma sundbergi, commonly called the La Digue day gecko, Mahé day gecko, or Seychelles giant day gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to Seychelles and has three subspecies.
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Phelsuma sundbergi
Phelsuma sundbergi ladiguensis
Phelsuma sundbergi ladiguensis
Phelsuma sundbergi ladiguensis is a diurnal subspecies of Phelsuma sundbergi. It lives on the islands Ladigue, Felicite and Cocco in the Seychelles, and typically inhabits trees and dwellings. The Seychelles giant day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.
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Phelsuma sundbergi ladiguensis
Phelsuma astriata astriata
Phelsuma astriata astriata
Phelsuma astriata astriata is a subspecies of Seychelles small day gecko. It is a small, slender lizard with bright green colour that feeds primarily on insects. It is found on several islands of the Seychelles.
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Phelsuma astriata astriata
Wright's skink
Wright's skink
Wright's skink, also known commonly as Wright's mabuya, is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to Seychelles. There are two recognized subspecies.
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Wright's skink
Assumption Island day gecko
Assumption Island day gecko
Assumption Island day Gecko, named after a small island outlying on the south west end of the Seychelles is a subspecies of geckos. This gecko is only found on Assumption Island. It typically reaches the length of 140 mm, lives on palm trees and feeds on insects and fruit.
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Assumption Island day gecko
Dwarf bronze gecko
Dwarf bronze gecko
The dwarf bronze gecko is a species of lizards in the family Gekkonidae endemic to Seychelles.
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Dwarf bronze gecko
Gardiner's burrowing skink
Gardiner's burrowing skink
Gardiner's burrowing skink is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. P. gardineri is the only species in the skink genus Pamelaescincus.
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Gardiner's burrowing skink
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