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Samoa

This checklist includes all bird species found in 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: Samoa
Number of species: 90
Number of endemics: 11
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2003-12-31
See also: http://www.pacificbirds.com/samoa.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificus
Buller's ShearwaterPuffinus bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris
Townsend's ShearwaterPuffinus auricularisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Spotless CrakePorzana tabuensis
White-browed CrakePorzana cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Samoan MoorhenGallinula pacificaEndemic Critically endangered (possibly extinct)

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Brown SkuaStercorarius antarcticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue-gray NoddyProcelsterna ceruleaRare/Accidental
White TernGygis alba
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Gray-backed TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Friendly Ground-DoveGallicolumba stairiVulnerable
Tooth-billed PigeonDidunculus strigirostrisEndemic Endangered
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
Flat-billed KingfisherTodiramphus recurvirostrisEndemic

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus
MaoGymnomyza samoensisEndemic Endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa
Samoan TrillerLalage sharpeiEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Samoan WhistlerPachycephala flavifronsEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Samoan FantailRhipidura nebulosaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Samoan FlycatcherMyiagra albiventrisEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica multicolor
Scarlet RobinPetroica boodang

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahiticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Samoan White-eyeZosterops samoensisEndemic Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-headed ParrotfinchErythrura cyaneovirensEndemic

 

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