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Range DescriptionZosterops samoensis is endemic to Savai`i, Samoa. In 1987 and again in 1991, it was found to be not uncommon (even though the latter survey was after the severe cyclone "Ofa") (Bellingham and Davis 1988, S. Ericsson in litt. 1994). However, though it is thought to be moderately common in suitable habitat (D. Hobcroft 2007), groups of birds are constantly moving (at least outside the breeding season) and thus numbers could be overestimated; in 1999, it appeared uncommon (Beichle in prep.).