Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Common Names of Birds- Click name for more information or thumbnail for larger image.

Common Name
Scientific Name
(Linked to Species Profile)
Samoan NameTutuilaOfu
Olosega
Ta'u
Abundance
Nativity
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Booby, brown Sula leucogasterfua'o
resident
resident
seabird visitor
UncommonNativebrown booby. fua'o. Sula leucogasterbrown booby. fua'o. Sula leucogaster
Booby, masked Sula dactylatrafua'o
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
UncommonNative masked booby. fua'o. Sula dactylatramasked booby. fua'o. Sula dactylatra
Booby, red footed Sula sulafua'o
resident
resident?
seabird visitor
UncommonNativered footed booby. fua'o. Sula sulared footed booby. fua'o. Sula sulared footed booby. fua'o. Sula sulared footed booby. fua'o. Sula sula
Bulbul, red-vented Pycnonotus cafermanu palagi
introduced
Native red-vented bulbul. manu palagi. Pycnonotus caferred-vented bulbul. manu palagi. Pycnonotus cafer
Crake, spotless   Porzana tabuensis
extinct
resident
native
RareNative
Cuckoo, long-tailed Eudynamis taitensisaleva
migrant
migrant
migrant
UncommonNative
Curlew, bristle-thighedNumenius tahitiensis tuli
migrant
migrant
migrant
Nativebristle-thighed curlew. tuli. Numenius tahitiensisbristle-thighed curlew. tuli. Numenius tahitiensis
Dove, friendly ground  Gallicolumba stairitu'aimeo
resident
RareNative
Dove, rock Columba livialupe palagi
vagrant
Nativerock dove. lupe palagi. Columba livia
Duck, grayAnas superciliosa toloa
resident
vagrant
Native
Egret, cattle Bubulcus ibisNon-Native cattle egret. Bubulcus ibis
Egret, snowy Egretta thulaNon-Nativesnowy egret. Egretta thula
Frigatebird, greatFregata minor atafa
resident
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
UncommonNative great frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minorgreat frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minorgreat frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minor
Frigatebird, lesser Fregata arielatafa
resident
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
UncommonNativelesser frigatebird. atafa. Fregata ariel
Fruit dove, many-colored Ptilinopus perousiimanuma
resident
resident
resident
RareNative
Fruit dove, purple-capped Ptilinopus porphyraceusmanutagi
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativepurple-capped fruit dove. manutagi. Ptilinopus porphyraceus
Godwit, bar-tailedLimosa lapponica tuli
migrant
Native
Gull, laughingLarus atricilla
seabird visitor
Native laughing gull. Larus atricillalaughing gull. Larus atricillalaughing gull. Larus atricilla
Heron, reef Egretta sacramatu'u
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNativereef heron. matu'u. Egretta sacrareef heron. matu'u. Egretta sacra
Heron, white-facedArdea novaehollandiae
vagrant
OccasionalNative
Honeyeater, wattledFoulehaio carunculata iao
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativewaffled honeyeater . iao. Foulehaio carunculata
Honeyeater, cardinal Myzomela cardinalissegasegamau'u
resident
CommonNativecardinal honeyeater. segasegamau'u. Myzomela cardinaliscardinal honeyeater. segasegamau'u. Myzomela cardinalis
Junglefowl, redGallus gallus
introduced
introduced
introduced
UncommonNon-Native red junglefowl. Gallus gallusred junglefowl. Gallus gallus
Kingfisher, white-collared Halcyon chloristi'otala
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNativewhite-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloriswhite-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloriswhite-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloriswhite-collared kingfisher. ti'otala. Todiramphus chloris
Lory, blue-crowned Vini australissega
vagrant
resident
native
resident
native
CommonNativeblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australisblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australisblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australis
Mao Gymnomyza samoensisma'oma'o
extinct
Native
MegapodeMegapodius sp.
extirpated
extirpated (resident on Ofu when 1st humans arrived)Native
Myna, commonAcridotheres tristis
introduced
Non-Nativecommon myna. Acridotheres tristis
Myna, jungleAcridotheres fuscus
introduced
Non-Native
Noddy, blackAnous minutus gogo
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNativeblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutusblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutusblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutus
Noddy, blue-grey Procelsterna cerulealaia
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNative
Noddy, brown Anous stolidusgogo
resident
resident
resident
CommonNative brown noddy. gogo. Anous stolidusbrown noddy. gogo. Anous stolidus
Owl, barn Tyto albalulu
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNative barn owl. lulu. Tyto alba
Petrel, collared Pterodroma leucopterata'i'o
resident?
UncommonNative
Petrel, Herald Pterodroma arminjonianata'i'o
resident
resident
RareNative
Petrel, Tahiti Pterodroma rostratata'i'o
resident
resident
UncommonNative
Petrel, white-necked Pterodroma externata'i'o
seabird visitor
Native
Pigeon, Pacific Ducula pacificalupe
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNativePacific pigeon. lupe. Ducula pacificaPacific pigeon. lupe. Ducula pacifica
Plover, Pacific golden Pluvialis dominicatuli
migrant
migrant
migrant
Native Pacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominicaPacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominicaPacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominicaPacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominica
Rail, banded Rallus philippensisve'a
resident
resident
resident
Native
Sanderling Calidris albatuli
migrant
Nativesanderling. tuli. Calidris alba
Shearwater, Audubon'sPuffinus lherminierita'i'o
resident
resident
UncommonNative
Shearwater, Christmas   Puffinus nativitatista'i'o
resident?
RareNative Christmas shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus nativitatis
Shearwater, Newell'sPuffinus newelli ta'i'o
seabird visitor
CommonNative
Shearwater, short-tailed Puffinus tenuirostrista'i'o
recorded at sea
Native
Shearwater, sootyPuffinus griseusta'i'o
seabird visitor
extirpated (resident on Ofu when 1st humans arrived)Native
Shearwater, wedge-tailedPuffinus pacificusta'i'o
resident?
resident?
CommonNative wedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificuswedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificuswedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificuswedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificus
Shrikebill, FijiClytorhynchus vitiensis
resident
resident
UncommonNative
Starling, Polynesian Aplonis tabuensismiti vao
resident
resident
resident
CommonNative
Starling, Samoan Aplonis atrifuscafuia
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativeSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifuscaSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifuscaSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifusca
Storm petrel, white-facedPelagodroma marina
seabird visitor
Native
Storm-petrel, white-throatedNesofregetta albigularis
resident?
Native
Swamphen, purple Porphyrio porphyriomanu ali'i
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNative
Swiftlet, white-rumped Aerodramus spodiopygiuspe'ape'a
resident
resident
resident
CommonNative
Tattler, wandering Heteroscelus incanustuli
migrant
migrant
migrant
UncommonNativewandering tattler. tuli. Heteroscelus incanus
Tern, black-naped Sterna sumatranagogosina
seabird visitor
Native
Tern, bridledSterna anaethetus
seabird visitor
UncommonNative
Tern, crestedSterna bergii
seabird visitor
Native
Tern, gray-backedSterna lunatagogosina
resident
RareNative gray-backed tern. gogosina. Sterna lunatagray-backed tern. gogosina. Sterna lunata
Tern, sootySterna fuscata
seabird visitor
Nativesooty tern. Sterna fuscata
Tern, white Gygis albamanu sina
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativewhite tern. manu sina. Gypis albawhite tern. manu sina. Gypis albawhite tern. manu sina. Gypis alba
Tropicbird, red-tailed Phaethon rubricaudatava'e'ulaNative 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
Tropicbird, white-tailed Phaethon lepturustava'esina
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativewhite-tailed tropicbird. tava'esina. Phaethon lepturus
Turnstone, ruddy Arenaria interprestuli
migrant
migrant
migrant
Nativeruddy turnstone. tuli. Arenaria interpres

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