Ryukyu robin

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Ryukyu robin
Erithacus komadori - National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo - DSC07033.JPG
E. komadori, exhibited in the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Erithacus
Species: E. komadori
Binomial name
Erithacus komadori
(Temminck, 1835)

The Ryukyu robin (Erithacus komadori) is a bird endemic to the Ryūkyū Islands, of Japan.[2] It is sometimes placed in the genus Luscinia, but recent research suggests that the East Asian robins belong in a new genus uniting them with some East Asian Luscinia members such as the Siberian blue robin.[3]

The specific name komadori is, somewhat confusingly, the common name of its relative the Japanese robin in Japanese.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Erithacus komadori". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Collar, N. J.; Andreev, A. V.; Chan, S.; Crosby, M. J.; Subramanya, S.; and Tobias, J. A., eds. (2001). "Ryukyu Robin". Threatened Birds of Asia: The BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International. ISBN 0-946888-44-2. Archived from the original on 24 February 2007. 
  3. ^ Seki, Shin-Ichi (2006). "The origin of the East Asian Erithacus robin, Erithacus komadori, inferred from cytochrome b sequence data". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (3): 899–905. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.01.028. PMID 16529957. 

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