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- n. Local name for the St Helena Plover, Charadrius sanctaehelenae, endemic to Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, and the national bird of the island.
And as well as the endangered wirebird, there are numerous species of plants, invertebrates and fish unique to the island.
At present, the only endemic bird remaining is the St. Helena plover or wirebird (Charadrius sanctaehelenae), which is restricted to northern flatter portions of the island’s interior.
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