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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Some Birds of Samoa: Part 2

Here are some more photos of birds found in Samoa

Samoan Starling  (Aplonis atrifusca) on Moso'oi tree (Cananga odorata) at Malifa.

Binomial Name: Aplonis atrifusca
Common names: Samoan Starling (English); Stourne de Samoa (French); Samoastar (German); Estornino de Samoa (Spanish); Fui’a (Samoan)
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Passeriformes – Family: Sturnidae– Genus: Aplonis – Species: A. atrifusca

Photographed at Malifa eating the fruit of the Moso'oi tree (Cananga odorata)

Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca) on Nonu tree (Cananga odorata) at Alafua
Photographed at Alafua eating the fruit of the nonu tree / Indian Mulberry (Morinda citrifolia)


Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) on banana tree at Alafua


Binomial Name: Todiramphus sanctus
Common names: Sacred Kingfisher, Flat-billed Kingfisher, New Zealand Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Wood Kingfisher, Tree Kingfisher (English); Martin-chasseur sacré  ( French);  Götzenliest  (German); Alción Sagrado  (Spanish); Kōtare (Māori) Tiotala (Samoan)
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Coraciiformes– Family: Alcedinidae– Genus: Todiramphus– Species: T. sanctus
NOTE: Wikipedia indicated the Family as Halycyonidae but both the internet bird collection and the IUCU Red List of Threatened Species  had Alcedinidae, so I am taking that as the correct family.
Red vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus cafer) on Nonu tree at Alafua

Binomial Name: Pycnonotus cafer
Common names: Red-vented Bulbul (English); Bulbul à ventre rouge  (French); Rußbülbül  (German); Bulbul Cafre (Spanish);  Kolai (Samoan)
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Passeriformes – Family: Pycnonotidae– Genus: Pycnonotus – Species: P. cafer


Samoan fantail (Rhipidura nebulosa) on lemon tree in rain at Lotofaga

Binomial Name: Rhipidura nebulosa
Common names: Samoan Fantail (English); Rhipidure des Samoa  (French); Samoafächerschwanz  (German); Abanico Samoano  (Spanish); Se’u (Samoan)
Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia - Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Passeriformes – Family: Rhipiduridae – Genus: Rhipidura  – Species: R.nebulosa


References;

Aplonis atrifusca
Birdlife International Entry for Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca): LINK
Internet Bird Collection entry for Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca): LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Aplonis atrifusca: LINK 0
Wikipedia entry for Samoan Starling: LINK 

Todiramphus sanctus
Birdlife International Entry for Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus): LINK
Internet Bird Collection entry for Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus): LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Todiramphus sanctus: LINK
Wikipedia entry for Sacred Kingfisher: LINK

Pycnonotus cafer
Birdlife International Entry for Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer): LINK
Internet Bird Collection for Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer): LINK 
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Pycnonotus cafer: LINK  
Wikipedia Entry for Red-vented Bulbul: LINK  

Rhipidura nebulosa
Birdlife International Entry for Samoan Fantail (Rhipidura nebulosa):  LINK
Internet Bird Collection: Samoan Fantail (Rhipidura nebulosa): LINK
IUCU Red List of Threatened Species, Entry for Rhipidura nebulosa : LINK
Wikipedia entry for Samoan Fantail: LINK  



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