Samoan triller

Samoan triller

Samoan triller, Miti tae

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Lalage sharpei

The Samoan triller (Lalage sharpei ), 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.

Appearance

The Samoan triller is a bird with a length of about 13 cm, smaller than its relative, the Polynesian triller. There is no sexual dimorphism in Samoan trillers, with both sexes possessing similar plumage, a yellow bill, and white iris. The upperparts of the plumage range from a brown to a grey-brown. The underparts, chest, and throat are white, with faint brown bars present on the bird's flanks.

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Samoan triller habitat map
Samoan triller habitat map

References

1. Samoan triller Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoan_triller
2. Samoan triller on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22706684/94083741

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