Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

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Samoan Name
Scientific Name
(Linked to Species Profile)
Common NameTutuilaOfu
Olosega
Ta'u
Abundance
Nativity
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alevaEudynamis taitensisCuckoo, long-tailed
migrant
migrant
migrant
UncommonNative
atafaFregata minorFrigatebird, great
resident
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
UncommonNativegreat frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minorgreat frigatebird. atafa. Fregata minor
atafaFregata arielFrigatebird, lesser
resident
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
UncommonNativelesser frigatebird. atafa. Fregata ariel
fua'oSula leucogasterBooby, brown
resident
resident
seabird visitor
UncommonNativebrown booby. fua'o. Sula leucogasterbrown booby. fua'o. Sula leucogaster
fua'oSula sulaBooby, red footed
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
fua'oSula dactylatraBooby, masked
seabird visitor
seabird visitor
UncommonNative
fuiaAplonis atrifuscaStarling, Samoan
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativeSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifuscaSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifuscaSamoan starling. fuia. Aplonis atrifusca
gogoAnous minutusNoddy, black
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNativeblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutusblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutusblack noddy. gogo. Anous minutus
gogoAnous stolidusNoddy, brown
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativebrown noddy. gogo. Anous stolidus
gogosinaSterna sumatranaTern, black-naped
seabird visitor
Native
gogosinaSterna lunataTern, gray-backed
resident
Native
iaoFoulehaio carunculataHoneyeater, wattled
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativewaffled honeyeater . iao. Foulehaio carunculata
laiaProcelsterna ceruleaNoddy, blue-grey
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNative
luluTyto albaOwl, barn
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNative
lupeDucula pacificaPigeon, Pacific
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNativePacific pigeon. lupe. Ducula pacificaPacific pigeon. lupe. Ducula pacifica
lupe palagiColumba liviaDove, rock
vagrant
Nativerock dove. lupe palagi. Columba livia
manumaPtilinopus perousiiFruit dove, many-colored
resident
resident
resident
RareNative
manutagi Ptilinopus porphyraceusFruit dove, purple-capped
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativepurple-capped fruit dove. manutagi. Ptilinopus porphyraceus
ma'oma'oGymnomyza samoensisMao
extinct
Native
manu ali'iPorphyrio porphyrioSwamphen, purple
resident
resident
resident
UncommonNative
manu palagiPycnonotus caferBulbul, red-vented
introduced
Native
manu sinaGygis albaTern, white
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativewhite tern. manu sina. Gypis albawhite tern. manu sina. Gypis albawhite tern. manu sina. Gypis alba
matu'uEgretta sacraHeron, reef
resident
resident
resident
Nativereef heron. matu'u. Egretta sacrareef heron. matu'u. Egretta sacra
miti vaoAplonis tabuensisStarling, Polynesian
resident
resident
resident
CommonNative
pe'ape'aAerodramus spodiopygiusSwiftlet, white-rumped
resident
resident
resident
CommonNative
segaVini australisLory, blue-crowned
vagrant
resident
native
resident
native
CommonNativeblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australisblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australisblue-crowned lory. sega. Vini australis
segasegamau'uMyzomela cardinalisHoneyeater, cardinal
resident
CommonNativecardinal honeyeater. segasegamau'u. Myzomela cardinaliscardinal honeyeater. segasegamau'u. Myzomela cardinalis
ta'i'oPterodroma leucopteraPetrel, collared
resident?
UncommonNative
ta'i'oPterodroma arminjonianaPetrel, Herald
resident
resident
RareNative
ta'i'oPterodroma rostrataPetrel, Tahiti
resident
resident
UncommonNative
ta'i'oPterodroma externaPetrel, white-necked
seabird visitor
Native
ta'i'oPuffinus lherminieriShearwater, Audubon's
resident
resident
UncommonNative
ta'i'o Puffinus nativitatisShearwater, Christmas  
resident?
RareNative
ta'i'oPuffinus newelli Shearwater, Newell's
seabird visitor
CommonNative
ta'i'oPuffinus tenuirostrisShearwater, short-tailed
recorded at sea
Native
ta'i'oPuffinus griseusShearwater, sooty
seabird visitor
Native
ta'i'oPuffinus pacificusShearwater, wedge-tailed
resident?
resident?
CommonNativewedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificuswedge-tailed shearwater. ta'i'o. Puffinus pacificus
tava'esinaPhaethon lepturusTropicbird, white-tailed
resident
resident
resident
CommonNativewhite-tailed tropicbird. tava'esina. Phaethon lepturus
tava'e'ulaPhaethon rubricaudaTropicbird, red-tailed Nativered-tailed tropicbird. tava'e'ula. Phaethon rubricauda
ti'otalaHalcyon chlorisKingfisher, white-collared
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
toloaAnas superciliosaDuck, gray
resident
vagrant
Native
tu'aimeoGallicolumba stairiDove, friendly ground  
resident
RareNative
tuliNumenius tahitiensisCurlew, bristle-thighed
migrant
migrant
migrant
Nativebristle-thighed curlew. tuli. Numenius tahitiensisbristle-thighed curlew. tuli. Numenius tahitiensis
tuliLimosa lapponicaGodwit, bar-tailed
migrant
Native
tuliPluvialis dominicaPlover, Pacific golden
migrant
migrant
migrant
NativePacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominicaPacific golden plover. tuli. Pluvialis dominica
tuliCalidris albaSanderling
migrant
Nativesanderling. tuli. Calidris alba
tuliHeteroscelus incanusTattler, wandering
migrant
migrant
migrant
Nativewandering tattler. tuli. Heteroscelus incanus
tuliArenaria interpresTurnstone, ruddy
migrant
migrant
migrant
Nativeruddy turnstone. tuli. Arenaria interpres
ve'aGallirallus philippensisRail, banded
resident
resident
resident
Native

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