French: Râle d’Okinawa German: Okinawaralle Spanish: Rascón de Okinawa
Yamashina and Mano
near Mount Fuenchiji, Kunigami-Gun, north Okinawa, south Japan
N Okinawa, in Ryukyu Is.
29–35 cm; one adult 433 g, one fully grown 435 g; wingspan 48–50 cm. Almost flightless; tail very short and decomposed; legs long and strong. Scarcely... read more
Highly vocal. Calls include “kwi kwi kwi ki-kwee ki-kwee”, “ki-ki-ki”,... read more
Subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest with dense undergrowth and some water; occurs in primary and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on wide variety of animals and plants throughout the year, but frequency of occurrence and wet weight of animal matter significantly... read more
Lays May–Jul. Monogamous and territorial; pair-bond apparently permanent. Nest placed on ground. Eggs 2–3; incubation period... read more
Sedentary, but in winter some may wander to reach areas just S of main distribution; ages of birds... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Confined to largely uninhabited forests of N quarter (Yambaru) of Okinawa I, N from the Shioya to Higashi-son line; S Okinawa is highly developed and well... read more
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