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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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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: American Samoa [map]

Description: includes Tutuila and Manu'a

Number of species: 73
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2018-12-26
Last modified: 2019-03-18
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
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Red JunglefowlGallus gallusIntroduced species

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaRare/Accidental
Friendly Ground DoveAlopecoenas stairiVulnerable
Pacific Imperial PigeonDucula pacifica
Many-coloured Fruit DovePtilinopus perousii
Purple-capped Fruit DovePtilinopus porphyraceus

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Australian SwiftletAerodramus terraereginae
White-rumped SwiftletAerodramus spodiopygius

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Long-tailed KoelUrodynamis taitensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Buff-banded RailHypotaenidia philippensis
Spotless CrakeZapornia tabuensis
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

White-faced Storm-petrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental
Polynesian Storm-petrelNesofregetta fuliginosaEndangered

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

White-faced HeronEgretta novaehollandiaeRare/Accidental
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Great FrigatebirdFregata minor

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sula
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Masked BoobySula dactylatra

 
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

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Pearly OwlTyto delicatula

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

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: Sturnidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Island ThrushTurdus poliocephalus

 

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