French: Bécasse d’Amami German: Amamischnepfe Spanish: Chocha de Amami
Other common names:
Scolopax rusticola mira
E. J. O. Hartert
Amami-Oshima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Amami-Oshima, Kakeroma, Tokuno, Okinawa and Tokashiki I (C Ryukyu Is).
34–36 cm; 405–541 g; wingspan 66 cm. Plumage variable, can be rather dark, but equally can be paler than S. rusticola. Differs from very similar S.... read more
Until recently, was believed that this species did not perform roding flights unlike most other... read more
Occupies broadleaf evergreen hill forests, preferring damp and shady areas in primary forests,... read more
Food and feeding
Nothing known of diet. Probes in soft earth and short vegetation on forest floor, along road edges and mud of roadside banks.
Lays mid Mar to early May. No aerial display recorded; single males observed displaying on the ground in vicinity of single females, with... read more
Sedentary, but juvenile and adult dispersal occurs post-breeding and is suspected to be over longer... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. No precise information available, but population does not exceed 10,000 individuals. Locally common on Amami, with densities of up to c. 37 individuals/10 km... read more
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