Amami Woodcock

This woodcock has a small, declining population as a result of logging of forest and also predation. The combined effects of logging, introduced predators and accidental shooting are likely to lead to an increased rate of decline in the near future. The shape and color of the Amami woodcocks resemble those of the common woodcock, its relative. But its distinctive characteristics are a shorter head, longer legs, and a beak with a thicker base, which is also slightly curved at the tip. These factors qualify it as Vulnerable.

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