#RNagogatake, Liu Kiu Islands, Japan.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. komadori, but there is a deep genetic break between them#R and morphological differences suggesting higher taxonomic rank#R include its rufous vs black forehead (2); uniform pale greyish underparts vs purer white underparts with black blotches on flanks, merging and forming two patches (3); resident vs migratory behaviour (contra HBW for Amami population) (1); higher-pitched introductory notes to song (2), with wider frequency range for entire song (1)#R. Monotypic.
N Okinawa and adjacent Kerama Is, in C Ryukyu Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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