French: Rossignol komadori German: Samtkehlnachtigall Spanish: Ruiseñor de las Ryukyu
northern Ryukyu Islands and Tanegashima, Japan
Danjo Is (off SW Kyushu) and N Ryukyu Is (Tanegashima S to Tokunoshima); non-breeding S to S Ryukyu Is (mainly Miyako, Ishigaki, Iriomote and Yonakuni), although some remain on Amami-Oshima#R.
14 cm. Male nominate race is rich fulvescent-rufous above; black face and breast, lower breast with narrow white scalloping, white below with black flank patch; bill black,... read more
Song resembles that of L. akahige but more musical and varied; reported as of two types, “... read more
Damp dense shady undergrowth (bamboos, bushes, particularly ferns) of broadleaf evergreen forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Forages on ground. No other information.
Apr–Jun; May–Aug on Nakano-shima, with peaks mid-May and mid-Jun. Territorial and site-faithful. Nest made of dried bamboo... read more
Sedentary on Amami (nominate) and Okinawa (namiyei); elsewhere apparently migratory over... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Nansei Shoto EBA. Common on Tokara Is and Amami, scarce on other islands;... read more
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