Sao Tome Fiscal

Sao Tome Fiscal

  Lanius newtoni
Obo National Park, São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe - 19 september 2017

As for the Ibis, the Sao Tome Fiscal has a critically small population and the birds were not seen for most of the 20th century. We had to trek up the hills and deep into the forest to reach the few territories that are known. This Fiscal is unique in being the only Lanius Shrike that lives in the rain forest. And indeed it was raining, but we were rewarded greatly! A.k.a. Newton's Fiscal.