Endemic Animals of Samoa








Tooth-billed pigeon
Tooth-billed pigeon
The tooth-billed pigeon, also known as the manumea, is a large pigeon found only in Samoa. It is the only living species of genus Didunculus. Phylogenetic studies indicate that it is the most basal living member of the clade Columbidae. A related extinct species, the Tongan tooth-billed pigeon, is only known from subfossil remains in several archeological sites in Tonga. The tooth-billed pigeon is the national bird of Samoa and featured on the ...
20 tālā bills and the 50 sene pieces of the 2008/2011 series.
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Tooth-billed pigeon
Mao
Mao
The mao or ma'oma'o is a passerine bird belonging to the genus Gymnomyza in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. It is an endangered species and is endemic to the Samoan Islands.
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Mao
Samoan starling
Samoan starling
The Samoan starling is a large starling of the family Sturnidae. It is found in the Samoan Islands. 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.
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Samoan starling
Samoan whistler
Samoan whistler
The Samoan whistler, also known as the yellow-fronted whistler, is a species of bird in the family Pachycephalidae. It is endemic to Samoa, where found in forest, plantations and gardens.
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Samoan whistler
Samoan flycatcher
Samoan flycatcher
The Samoan flycatcher is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Samoa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rural gardens and is threatened by habitat loss.
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Samoan flycatcher
Flat-billed kingfisher
Flat-billed kingfisher
The flat-billed kingfisher is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is endemic to Samoa.
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Flat-billed kingfisher
Samoan fantail
Samoan fantail
The Samoan fantail is a species of bird in the family Rhipiduridae. It is endemic to Samoa.
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Samoan fantail
Samoan white-eye
Samoan white-eye
The Samoan white-eye is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to the island of Savai'i in Samoa.
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Samoan white-eye
Samoan triller
Samoan triller
The Samoan triller, known in Samoan as miti tae, is a species of bird in the family Campephagidae. It is endemic to Samoa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Samoan triller