Amami Woodcock Scolopax mira

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: Hartert, 1916

Red List Category

Criteria: A3ce+4ce

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Justification of Red List category
This woodcock has a small population that has declined moderately rapidly as a result of logging and predation. Although it has recently shown some signs of recovery, the combined effects of logging and introduced predators are predicted to lead to an increased, rapid rate of decline in the near future. These factors qualify it as Vulnerable. If evidence for stabilising of declines comes to light then this species may be eligible for downlisting in the future.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 12,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Scolopax mira. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.