Amami woodcock

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Amami woodcock
Amami Woodcock Stuffed specimen.jpg
Stuffed specimen of Scolopax mira at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Scolopaci
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 a restricted-range endemic found only in forests on two small islands of the Amami Islands chain in South Japan. Insofar as its habits are known, they are similar to Eurasian woodcock.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Scolopax mira". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

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

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