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Starling, Samoan
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Aplonis atrifusca
Asia, Global, Polynesia Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Feare and Craig 1998). ...
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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.[ 2] 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.[ 3] [ 4] ...
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