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Samoa

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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 IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2. 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Samoa [map]

Other names: Western Samoa, Samoa, Independent State of Samoa

Number of species: 101
Number of endemics: 9
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2003-12-31
Last modified: 2021-06-29
See also: http://pacificbirds.com/samoa-and-american-samoa-bird-checklist/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Pacific Long-tailed CuckooUrodynamis taitensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Metallic PigeonColumba vitiensis
Tongan Ground DovePampusana stairi
Tooth-billed PigeonDidunculus strigirostrisEndemic
Many-colored Fruit DovePtilinopus perousii
Crimson-crowned Fruit DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Samoan WoodhenGallinula pacificaEndemic
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
White-browed CrakePoliolimnas cinereus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensis
Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental
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
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosRare/Accidental
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Blue NoddyAnous ceruleusRare/Accidental
White TernGygis alba
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Spectacled TernOnychoprion lunatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldicaRare/Accidental
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraRare/Accidental
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesRare/Accidental
Stejneger's PetrelPterodroma longirostrisRare/Accidental
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelliRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Great FrigatebirdFregata minor
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef HeronEgretta sacra

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Eastern Barn OwlTyto javanica

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chlorisRare/Accidental
Pacific KingfisherTodiramphus sacerRare/Accidental
Flat-billed KingfisherTodiramphus recurvirostrisEndemic

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Cardinal MyzomelaMyzomela cardinalis
MaoGymnomyza samoensisEndemic
Polynesian Wattled HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Polynesian TrillerLalage maculosa
Samoan TrillerLalage sharpeiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Samoan WhistlerPachycephala flavifronsEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Samoan FantailRhipidura nebulosaEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Samoan FlycatcherMyiagra albiventrisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Petroicidae

Pacific RobinPetroica pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahiticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Samoan White-eyeZosterops samoensisEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Polynesian StarlingAplonis tabuensis
Samoan StarlingAplonis atrifuscaEndemic (country/region)
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscusIntroduced species
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Royal ParrotfinchErythrura regia
Red-headed ParrotfinchErythrura cyaneovirens

 

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