northern Ryukyu Islands and Tanegashima, Japan.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. namiyei (which see). Proposed race subrufa (Yaeyama Is), described from non-breeding individuals, is a synonym. Monotypic.
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.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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