Amami Woodcock

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Amami Woodcock
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Scolopax
Species:S. mira
Binomial name
Scolopax mira
Hartert, 1916

The Amami Woodcock, Scolopax mira, is a medium sized wader. It is slightly larger and longer-legged than Eurasian Woodcock, and may be conspecific.

This species is restricted to forests on two small islands south of Japan. Insofar as its habits are known, they are similar to Eurasian Woodcock.

Further reading

Shorebirds by Hayman, Marchant and Prater, ISBN 0-7099-2034-2

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