The further spread of introduced birds in Samoa

Ian A W McAllan*, Dion Hobcroft

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Five introduced bird species were observed in the wild in Samoa in November 2004. The red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) maintains wild populations in the mountainous areas; the rock dove (Columba livia) is presently confined to urban areas; and the red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cater) and jungle myna (Acridotheres fuscus) have increased their ranges markedly over the past six years. The last two species, found in most inhabited areas, may be close to their maximum possible distribution in Samoa. The common myna (Acridotheres tristis) has also increased in range significantly and efforts should be made to control this species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005


Bibliographical note

A corrigendum exists for this article and can be found in Notornis (2005), Volume 52(2), p.124


  • Acridotheres fuscus
  • Acridotheres tristis
  • Columba livia
  • Common myna
  • Gallus gallus
  • Introduced birds
  • Jungle myna
  • Pycnonotus cafer
  • Red-junglefowl
  • Red-vented bulbul
  • Rock dove
  • Samoa

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