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Samoan Starling

Aplonis atrifusca (Peale, 1848)

The Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca) is a large starling of the family Sturnidae. It is found in American Samoa and Samoa. The species has a dark brown, glossy appearance, with a long bill. Its natural habitat is tropical moist forest on volcanic islands, where it is common and more conspicuous than the Polynesian Starling, which is found in the same habitat. Vocalizations include various whistles and other sounds. This starling feeds on a variety of fruits, especially guava, and insects. Little is known of its mating or social habits, but it appears to nest year-round, in tree cavities. Its eggs are pale blue. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
  Aplonis

Scientific:
  Aplonis atrifusca

Citation:
  (Peale, 1848)

Reference:
  U.S.Expl.Exped. 8 p.109

Protonym:
  Lamprotornis atrifusca

Avibase ID:
  28D7FBB73089969A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/28D7FBB7

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554130

Geographic range:

  • Aplonis atrifusca: Western and American Samoa
English:
Samoan Starling
Czech:
špaček samojský
German:
Samoastar
Danish:
Samoatræstær
Spanish:
Estornino de Samoa
Finnish:
samoankottarainen
French:
Stourne de Samoa
Italian:
Storno delle Samoa
Japanese:
samoakarasumodoki
Japanese:
サモアカラスモドキ
Dutch:
Samoapurperspreeuw
Norwegian:
Samoastær
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Samoastare
Polish:
skworczyk samoanski
Russian:
Самоанский аплонис
Slovak:
majna záhradná
Swedish:
samoastare
Ukrainian:
Шпак-малюк самоанський
Chinese:
铜绿辉椋鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Samoan Starling ( Aplonis atrifusca)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Stourne de Samoa ( Aplonis atrifusca)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Stourne de Samoa ( Aplonis atrifusca)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
Aplonis atrifusca
James Lee Peters (original):
Aplonis atrifusca
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Aplonis atrifusca
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Samoan Starling ( Aplonis atrifusca)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aplonis atrifusca
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aplonis atrifusca

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: estornell de Samoa
Czech: Špacek samojský, špaček samojský
Danish: Samoatræstær
German: Samoastar
English: Samoan Starling
English (IOC): Samoan Starling
Spanish: Estornino de Samoa, Estornino de Somoa
Spanish (Spain): Estornino de Samoa
Spanish (HBW): Samoan Starling
Finnish: Samoankottarainen
French: Étourneau de Samoa, Stourne de Samoa
Hungarian: szamoai énekesseregély
Italian: Storno delle Isole Samoa, Storno delle Samoa
Japanese: samoakarasumodoki
Japanese: サモアカラスモドキ
Scientific: Aplonas atrifusca, Aplonis artifusca, Aplonis atrifusca, Aplonis atrifuscus, Lamprotornis atrifusca
Lithuanian: Samojinis aplonis
Dutch: Samoapurperspreeuw, Samoa-purperspreeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Samoastare
Norwegian: Samoastær
Polish: skworczyk samoanski, skworczyk samoański
Russian: Самоанский аплонис
Slovak: majna záhradná
Samoan: fuia
Serbian: Samoanski čvorak
Swedish: Samoastare
Ukrainian: Шпак-малюк самоанський
Chinese: 铜绿辉椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 薩摩亞銅綠輝椋鳥

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