Samoan starling

The Samoan starling is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca) is a large starling of the family Sturnidae. It is found in American Samoa and Samoa. 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. More

Samoan Starling (fuia) black colored starling described in this paragraph All illustrations on this page used with permission from Dick Watling from “Birds of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa” and “Birds of Fiji and Western Polynesia” ( Why is the fuia so special? Well, not because of its appearance. With its dull brownish-black color, the fuia could hardly be called beautiful. No, the fuia is special because it is the only American Samoan bird that is “endemic” to Samoa. More

Samoan starling skull and brain cast = witmerlab 84 vidéos S'abonnerModifier l'abonnement Chargement… 124 vues 124 vues witmerlab — 17 juillet 2009 — Samoan starling, Aplonis atrifusca (USNM 498061). Yaw movie of skull and endocast of brain and inner ear. Scanne... witmerlab — 17 juillet 2009 — Samoan starling, Aplonis atrifusca (USNM 498061). Yaw movie of skull and endocast of brain and inner ear. Scanned at OUµCT and rendered by Ryan Ridgely using Amira and QuickTime. More

* Samoan Starling, Aplonis atrifusca * Rarotonga Starling, Aplonis cinerascens * Yellow-faced Myna, Mino dumontii * Golden Myna, Mino anais * Long-tailed Myna, Mino kreffti * Sulawesi Myna, Basilornis celebensis * Helmeted Myna, Basilornis galeatus * Long-crested Myna, Basilornis corythaix * Apo Myna, Basilornis miranda More

Stamps showing Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca 205.005 Samoan Starling IOC v2.4: 8155 Links will open countrypage in new window - Samoa 10.07. More

Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca) = French: Stourne de Samoa German: Spanish: Estornino de Samoa Taxonomy: Lamprotornis atrifusca Peale, 1848, Upolu, Samoa. Genus name sometimes given as Aplornis (see page 659). Monotypic. Distribution: Samoan Is, occurring in Samoa (Savai'i and Upolu) and American Samoa (Tutuila, Ofu, Olosega and Tau). More

Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca) LC Polynesian Starling (Aplonis tabuensis) LC Red-headed Parrotfinch (Erythrura cyaneovirens) LC Threats and conservation In Western Samoa, the total remaining forest comprises 23% of the land area of 'Upolu and 47% of Savai'i; most of the original lowland forest has been cleared for agriculture or logged for timber, with perhaps only five tracts remaining and encroachment inland into montane areas. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Aplonis
Species : atrifusca
Authority : (Peale, 1848)