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Amami Woodcock - BirdForum Opus

Photo by DaninJapan
Amami Island, Kagoshima-Ken, Japan, April 2009
Scolopax mira


34–36 cm. A medium-sized wader, which is slightly larger and longer-legged than the Eurasian Woodcock.

  • Variable plumage

Confusion Species

Can be told from the Eurasian Woodcock by the overall browner coloration and the pinkish bare skin behind the eye, as well as the choice of habitat.


Asia: Endemic to Japan, found on few southern Japanese islands: Amami-O-Shima Island, Tokuno-Shima Island, Okinawa Island, and Tokashiki-Shima Island






Little is known. Ground feeders, probing into soft earth in forests and in short grass along roadsides.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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