French: Diduncule strigirostre German: Zahntaube Spanish: Paloma manumea
Other common names: Manumea
Australia; error = Upolu, Samoa.
Upolu and Savaii (Samoa).
31–38 cm; 400 g. Robust, with a short tail; unique bill is stout and curved, with two notches and three projections in either side of lower mandible, yellow, red at... read more
Advertising call by male is delivered from atop tree, a drawn-out “oooo” that often rises and falls... read more
Found in both primary and secondary native forest. It was widely distributed in forests on... read more
Food and feeding
The bill of this species is adapted to feed on Wild Mahogany Dysoxylum spp. fruits, although first-year birds apparently... read more
Virtually nothing known. Breeding activity spans March to November, mostly April to September. Nest reported to be well hidden in... read more
No information on movements. Flies strongly when flushed from the ground, rising with loudly... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. The Manumea, sometimes nicknamed the Samoan Dodo, is the National Bird of the Country. Nevertheless, the conservation status of this species has... read more
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