Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae)

Polynesian Triller (Lalage maculosa) - HBW 10, p. 107

French: Échenilleur de Polynésie German: Südseelalage Spanish: Oruguero Polinesio
Other common names: Spotted Triller

Taxonomy: Colluricincla maculosa Peale, 1848, Upolu, Samoa.
Sixteen subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • melanopygia Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Santa Cruz Is (Utupa, Ndeni).
  • vanikorensis Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Santa Cruz Is (Vanikoro).
  • modesta Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - N & C Vanuatu (Espíritu Santo, Malo, Pauuma, Epi).

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  • melanopygia Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Santa Cruz Is (Utupa, Ndeni).
  • vanikorensis Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Santa Cruz Is (Vanikoro).
  • modesta Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - N & C Vanuatu (Espíritu Santo, Malo, Pauuma, Epi).
  • ultima Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - C Vanuatu (Efaté I).
  • rotumae Neumann, 1927 - Rotuma I (N of Fiji).
  • mixta Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - NW & C Fiji Is (Yasawa, Naviti, Yadua, Ovalau, Mathuata, Mathathoni Levu).
  • woodi Wetmore, 1925 - N Fiji (Vanua Levu, Kioa, Taveuni, Qamea).
  • pumila Neumann, 1927 - SW Fiji (Viti Levu).
  • soror Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - SW Fiji (Kadavu).
  • nesophila Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Lau Archipelago (E of Fiji).
  • futunae Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Wallis and Futuna Is.
  • maculosa (Peale, 1848) - Samoa (Savai’I, Upolu).
  • keppeli Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Tafahi I and Niuatoputopu I (N of Tonga).
  • vauana Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - N Tonga Is (Vava’u Group).
  • tabuensis Mayr & Ripley, 1941 - Tonga (except Vava’u Group).
  • whitmeei Sharpe, 1878 - Niue I (E of Tonga).