|Location||Cape Verde, Santiago|
|Central coordinates||23o 43.00' West 14o 59.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 200m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site comprises a c.8 km stretch of rugged cliffs along the south-western coast of the island of Santiago, from the fishermen’s village of Porto Mosquito to Baia do Inferno (Baia de Santa Clara), a large and relatively well-sheltered bay. The average height of the cliffs is c.30 m, but at Baia do Inferno they rise to 200 m and are exceedingly steep.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus||breeding||-||25-30 breeding pairs||-||A4ii||Least Concern|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Hazevoet (1994, 1995).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coastal cliffs between Porto Mosquito and Baia do Inferno. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014
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