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American Samoa

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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, version 2019. 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: American Samoa [map]

Description: includes Tutuila and Manu'a

Number of species: 75
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2018-12-26
Last modified: 2020-09-20
See also: https://www.nps.gov/npsa/learn/nature/upload/2nded05h.pdf
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
Pacific Black DuckAnas superciliosa
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaRare/Accidental
Shy Ground DoveAlopecoenas stairiVulnerable
Many-colored Fruit-DovePtilinopus perousii
Crimson-crowned Fruit-DovePtilinopus porphyraceus
Pacific Imperial-PigeonDucula pacifica

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius
Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensis
Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicus
Australasian SwamphenPorphyrio melanotus
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Masked LapwingVanellus milesRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Bristle-thighed CurlewNumenius tahitiensisVulnerable
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
SanderlingCalidris alba
Wandering TattlerTringa incana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Herald PetrelPterodroma heraldica
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennisRare/Accidental
Gould's PetrelPterodroma leucopteraVulnerable
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesVulnerable
Phoenix PetrelPterodroma albaEndangered
Tahiti PetrelPseudobulweria rostrataNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris
Christmas ShearwaterPuffinus nativitatis
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus newelliRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatra
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Pacific KingfisherTodiramphus sacer
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Blue-crowned LorikeetVini australis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Samoan MyzomelaMyzomela nigriventrisEndemic (country/region)
MaoGymnomyza samoensisExtirpated Endangered
Eastern Wattled-HoneyeaterFoulehaio carunculatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Fiji ShrikebillClytorhynchus vitiensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus caferIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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