Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Scientific Names

Species: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Scientific Name
(Linked to Species Profile)
Samoan Name Common Name Tutuila Ofu
Olosega
Ta'u
Abundance
Nativity
Photo
Acridotheres tristis Myna, common
introduced
Non-Native common myna. Acridotheres tristis
Acridotheres fuscus Myna, jungle
introduced
Non-Native
Aerodramus spodiopygius pe'ape'a Swiftlet, white-rumped
resident
resident
resident
Common Native
Anas superciliosa toloa Duck, gray
resident
vagrant
Native
Anous minutus gogo Noddy, black
resident
resident
resident
Uncommon Native black noddy. gogo. Anous minutusblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutusblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutus
Anous stolidus gogo Noddy, brown
resident
resident
resident
Common Native brown noddy. gogo. Anous stolidusbrown noddy. gogo. Anous stolidus
Aplonis atrifusca fuia Starling, Samoan
resident
resident
resident
Common Native Samoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifuscaSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifuscaSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifusca
Aplonis tabuensis miti vao Starling, Polynesian
resident
resident
resident
Common Native
Ardea novaehollandiae Heron, white-faced
vagrant
Occasional Native
Arenaria interpres tuli Turnstone, ruddy
migrant
migrant
migrant
Native ruddy turnstone. tuli. Arenaria interpres
Bubulcus ibis Egret, cattle Non-Native cattle egret. Bubulcus ibis
Calidris alba tuli Sanderling
migrant
Native sanderling. tuli. Calidris alba
Clytorhynchus vitiensis Shrikebill, Fiji
resident
resident
Uncommon Native
Columba livia lupe palagi Dove, rock
vagrant
Non-Native rock dove. lupe palagi. Columba livia
Ducula pacifica lupe Pigeon, Pacific
resident
resident
resident
Uncommon Native Pacific pigeon. lupe. Ducula pacificaPacific pigeon. lupe. Ducula pacifica
Egretta sacra matu'u Heron, reef
resident
resident
resident
Uncommon Native reef heron. matu'u. Egretta sacrareef heron. matu'u. Egretta sacra
Egretta thula Egret, snowy Non-Native snowy egret. Egretta thula
Eudynamis taitensis aleva Cuckoo, long-tailed
migrant
migrant
migrant
Uncommon Native
Foulehaio carunculata iao Honeyeater, wattled
resident
resident
resident
Common Native waffled honeyeater . iao. Foulehaio carunculata
Fregata minor atafa Frigatebird, great
resident
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
Uncommon Native great frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minorgreat frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minorgreat frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minor
Fregata ariel atafa Frigatebird, lesser
resident
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
Uncommon Native lesser frigatebird. atafa. Fregata ariel
Gallicolumba stairi tu'aimeo Dove, friendly ground  
resident
Rare Native
Gallus gallus Junglefowl, red
introduced
introduced
introduced
Uncommon Non-Native red junglefowl. Gallus gallusred junglefowl. Gallus gallus
Gygis alba manu sina Tern, white
resident
resident
resident
Common Native white tern. manu sina. Gypis albawhite tern. manu sina. Gypis albawhite tern. manu sina. Gypis alba
Gymnomyza samoensis ma'oma'o Mao
extinct
Native
Halcyon chloris ti'otala Kingfisher, white-collared
resident
resident
resident
Uncommon Native white-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloriswhite-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloriswhite-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloriswhite-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloris
Heteroscelus incanus tuli Tattler, wandering
migrant
migrant
migrant
Uncommon Native wandering tattler. tuli. Heteroscelus incanus
Larus atricilla Gull, laughing
seabird visitor
Native laughing gull. Larus atricillalaughing gull. Larus atricillalaughing gull. Larus atricilla
Limosa lapponica tuli Godwit, bar-tailed
migrant
Native
Megapodius sp. Megapode
extirpated
extirpated (resident on Ofu when 1st humans arrived)
Native
Myzomela cardinalis segasegamau'u Honeyeater, cardinal
resident
Common Native cardinal honeyeater. segasegamau'u. Myzomela cardinaliscardinal honeyeater. segasegamau'u. Myzomela cardinalis
Nesofregetta albigularis Storm-petrel, white-throated
resident?
Native
Numenius tahitiensis tuli Curlew, bristle-thighed
migrant
migrant
migrant
Native bristle-thighed curlew. tuli. Numenius tahitiensisbristle-thighed curlew. tuli. Numenius tahitiensis
Pelagodroma marina Storm petrel, white-faced
seabird visitor
Native
Phaethon rubricauda tava'e'ula Tropicbird, red-tailed Native red-tailed tropicbird. tava'e'ula. Phaethon rubricaudared-tailed tropicbird. tava'e'ula. Phaethon rubricaudared-tailed tropicbird. tava'e'ula. Phaethon rubricaudared-tailed tropicbird. tava'e'ula. Phaethon rubricauda
Phaethon lepturus tava'esina Tropicbird, white-tailed
resident
resident
resident
Common Native white-tailed tropicbird. tava'esina. Phaethon lepturus
Pluvialis dominica tuli Plover, Pacific golden
migrant
migrant
migrant
Common Native Pacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominicaPacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominicaPacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominicaPacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominica
Porphyrio porphyrio manu ali'i Swamphen, purple
resident
resident
resident
Uncommon Native
Porzana tabuensis Crake, spotless  
resident
resident
native
Rare Native
Procelsterna cerulea laia Noddy, blue-grey
resident
resident
resident
Uncommon Native
Pterodroma leucoptera ta'i'o Petrel, collared
resident?
Uncommon Native
Pterodroma arminjoniana ta'i'o Petrel, Herald
resident
resident
Rare Native
Pterodroma rostrata ta'i'o Petrel, Tahiti
resident
resident
Uncommon Native
Pterodroma externa ta'i'o Petrel, white-necked
seabird visitor
Native
Ptilinopus perousii manuma Fruit dove, many-colored
resident
resident
resident
Rare Native  
Ptilinopus porphyraceus manutagi Fruit dove, purple-capped
resident
resident
resident
Common Native purple-capped fruit dove. manutagi. Ptilinopus porphyraceus
Puffinus griseus ta'i'o Shearwater, sooty  
seabird visitor
extirpated (resident on Ofu when 1st humans arrived)
Native
Puffinus lherminieri ta'i'o Shearwater, Audubon's
resident
resident
Uncommon Native
Puffinus nativitatis ta'i'o Shearwater, Christmas  
resident?
Rare Native Christmas shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus nativitatis
Puffinus newelli ta'i'o Shearwater, Newell's
seabird visitor
Common Native
Puffinus tenuirostris ta'i'o Shearwater, short-tailed
recorded at sea
Native
Puffinus pacificus ta'i'o Shearwater, wedge-tailed
resident?
resident?
Common Native wedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificuswedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificus wedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificuswedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificus
Pycnonotus cafer manu palagi Bulbul, red-vented
introduced
Non-Native red-vented bulbul. manu palagi. Pycnonotus caferred-vented bulbul. manu palagi. Pycnonotus cafer
Rallus philippensis ve'a Rail, banded
resident
resident
resident
Common Native
Sterna anaethetus Tern, bridled
seabird visitor
Uncommon Native
Sterna bergii Tern, crested
seabird visitor
Native
Sterna fuscata Tern, sooty
seabird visitor
Native sooty tern. Sterna fuscata
Sterna lunata gogosina Tern, gray-backed
resident
Rare Native gray-backed tern. gogosina. Sterna lunatagray-backed tern. gogosina. Sterna lunata
Sterna sumatrana gogosina Tern, black-naped
seabird visitor
Native
Sula dactylatra fua'o Booby, masked
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
Uncommon Native masked booby. fua'o. Sula dactylatramasked booby. fua'o. Sula dactylatra
Sula leucogaster fua'o Booby, brown
resident
resident
seabird visitor
Uncommon Native brown booby. fua'o. Sula leucogasterbrown booby. fua'o. Sula leucogaster
Sula sula fua'o Booby, red footed
resident
resident
seabird visitor
Uncommon Native red footed booby. fua'o. Sula sulared footed booby. fua'o. Sula sulared footed booby. fua'o. Sula sulared footed booby. fua'o. Sula sula
Tyto alba lulu Owl, barn
resident
resident
resident
Uncommon Native

barn owl. lulu. Tyto alba

Vini australis sega Lory, blue-crowned
vagrant
resident
native
resident
native
Common Native blue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australisblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australisblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australis

 

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