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American Samoa

This checklist includes all bird species found in American Samoa , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: American Samoa
Description: includes Tutuila and Manu'a
Number of species: 67
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2003-12-31
See also: http://www.pacificbirds.com/samoa.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjoniana
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipesRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificusRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna cerulea
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergiiRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Friendly Ground-DoveGallicolumba stairiVulnerable
Many-colored Fruit-DovePtilinopus perousii
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelEudynamys taitensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus
MaoGymnomyza samoensisExtirpated Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Fiji ShrikebillClytorhynchus vitiensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis
Samoan StarlingAplonis atrifusca
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscusIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 

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